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Friday, September 9, 2011

In Amsterdam



We walked together in the rain along the canals
We shivered and giggled while seeing so much newly found
The cold, the wet, and the exhilaration
The North Sea churning
And, the rain came down

He packed the umbrella that threatened to collapse or maybe blow away
I could have cared less for now we had an excuse to be so close and share
The wind, the rain, and the bone chilling cold
The North Sea churning
And, we were a happy pair

We sat together on the wet marble slabs so near the Palace
Through the drizzle and between the forceful gusts of wind that blew all that was around
The people, the buskers, and The Dam
The North Sea churning
And, the rain came down

We dodged the rain inside the places remaining on that list
Entering museums, markets, and more
The portraits, the history, and the famous cafés
The North Sea churning
And, we were ducking into another door

We said goodbyes, again, with tears not noticed through the constant rain
I departed Amsterdam leaving our hearts and memories in a sacred mound
The canals, the houses, and the endless narrow streets
The North Sea churning
And, the rain came down


Lee Harris, September 2011 (REVISED)



2 comments:

Sherlyn said...

Wow. Incredible. Nicely done Uncle Jody.

Ed F said...

Wow! That's is so awesomely put. We have missed you both so much and now Bill till we meet again love you guys. Pray that we see you sometime soon .