I laughed into the wind, daringly, boastfully,

I laughed and tossed all caution aside.

I grabbed hold of the golden reigns

Of the silver cloud I was riding,

And allowed my dream, my whim, to carry me higher.

Is it cheating to use a poem I’ve written previously?

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Oh well, too late. 🙂 I wrote “Higher” in April ’96, shortly before graduating from high school. I was 17 and, unlike most of my friends who could hardly wait to graduate, was fully aware that I was living one of the best years of my life and wanted to enjoy it rather than rush through it.

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Since this picture reminds me of that spring and the summer after I graduated (during which I made a few trips to a river spot with a rope swing,) I thought it fitting.

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Friday’s 40-Or-Less Photo Challenge is hosted by Robin at Pensieve.

(P.S. I was never actually brave enough to swing ON the rope swing! I just SWAM there.) 😉

God Bless!

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September 6, 2008 10:34 pm

LOL! Cheating? In your case NO not at all! Beautiful and very fitting words indeed! Now what I did was cheating!

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October 3, 2008 9:55 am

It’s certainly not cheating. Poems live forever because they capture a moment in time, like lyrical photographs.

I think Higher is beautiful. 🙂

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