Now I Sit Lonely

I wrote about life when I was younger and believed what I had said,

Not that of a great philosopher but of a simple man instead,

And as I look back into those days and read my words now lost,

I find that what I said back then were merely youthful dreams and thoughts.

 

Thoughts of wonder, fantasy of hopes and some of lust,

But then again, they were just dreams along the paths of dirt and dust,

Dreams that lifted my spirit and heart, building courage to conquer no matter the cost,

Driving forward with a head full of steam, simply thoughts of a man’s hopes and dreams.

 

Then as I grew, I lost all those memories,

I lost my desires, my hunger, my pleasures,

I lost my need to move ahead,

To conquer the weak and mean what I said.

 

So now I sit lonely along riverbanks

Gazing in waters where once I gave thanks

Asking for answers and how I should walk

Through the waters of memories now that are lost!

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Johnny Johnstonhttp://www.blufengr-art.com/
An artist/writer as well as graduate of the University of South Carolina with degrees in journalism/20th Century American Literature, and retired senior executive of several international hotel/resort corporations, Johnny is the product of the south having been raised in the ever-changing transient lifestyle of a Carolina coastal resort. A point where he discovered, within his 300-year-old heritage and the world's dramatic social/cultural shifts during the late '60s to early 80’s an ambitious hunger and overwhelming curiosity to touch, see and become a participant in the virtually unlimited possibilities offered to those who wish for and seek life experiences. A journey which when hearing its details initially makes one a bit skeptical, questioning its validity as it is hard to imagine that incidents such as these may have crossed one man’s lifetime. This is the fodder required to step into zones exposing one's personal inner self, which many of his paintings and the words he writes do, openly. An ability to see and hear the tragic, beautiful, accomplished, exciting journey in a life free of inhibitions allowing others the opportunity to live vicariously and become, through his works, a part of its future. His larger works which have been featured in several Colorado and Fredericksburg Texas galleries and resorts have produced a number of collectors and fans. However, over the years, his paintings are mostly viewed by friends, enthusiastic new artist encountered on the streets or a small number of acquaintances he meets when dining in local cafés with his wife.

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Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler

Extremely authentic, deeply rooted within your soul. What you write I feel, I think often that you and I have walked some of same dusty roads. I truly love this my brother

Len Bernat
Len Bernat

Johnny – Good to see you writing again. I pray that your inspiration and joy will flow from your pen, my friend. Loved this honest confession.

Joel Elveson
Joel Elveson

Johnny, it’s great to see you writing again. Memories lost are so very painful. You have just painted a mosaic of feelings and images. Thank you for sharing your art.

Larry Tyler
Larry Tyler

Extremely authentic, deeply rooted within your soul. What you write I feel, I think often that you and I have walked some of same dusty roads. I truly love this my brother

Aldo Delli Paoli
Aldo Delli Paoli

It is a good thing to embark on a journey into the memory of mature people when needed. A journey through maturity through memories aims to accept the events that have already happened, integrate them into one’s life and better manage one’s emotions.
Good luck Johnny, I hope to read you again soon.

Paula Goodman
Paula Goodman

This is so beautiful Johnny. Thank you for sharing!
You are giving inspiration with your raw truth. We don’t live in the past anymore. The heavy cloak of darkness is off!
Have a wonderful week
Paula

Lynn Forrester-Pitocco
Lynn Forrester-Pitocco

Beautifully written. Memories are what gives us our present, and I feel too they are never lost, just dorment until something stirs.

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