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Athens: Dazzle me

01.30.12 Posted in today's words by

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was Dress Well, published as part of Contributor Series 10: Silken Rags in December 2011.

Athens: Dazzle me
By Murray Dunlap

Dazzle me, I say
For once, I hope to be happy
I stand at last, no longer 
In my wheelchair
And for that, I am happy
Yet I want more
And more
And feel betrayed by a car wreck
Dazzle me, I say
For once, I hope to be happy
I drive again
I have moved myself to a new city
Athens is the name of a first city
And fits my need
To be dazzled
Athens wil prove to dazzle
And make me happy
A new start
A new city
Dazzle me, I say
Walking, driving, moving,
Living among trees and smiles
I am dazzled.

6 Responses to “Athens: Dazzle me”

  1. KC Bosch says:

    I like this a lot, another city comes to mind, Phoenix.

  2. Murray, you have dazzled me with your poem.

  3. bobbie troy says:

    Lots of hope here, Murray. Good job.

  4. sari says:

    Alive and hopeful words…
    A poetic journey traveled…
    Thank you so much.

  5. Sari says:

    I love the word dazzle. It says so much to me.
    I love to be dazzled.
    A human experience shared… which is beyond most words.
    I’m so happy for this poet!!!

  6. Rose Sellers says:

    Murray, I feel exactly the same about Athens, Ga…what a wonderful community of people, activities and environment!!!
    Glad you are home!!!