Tale of the Lost – Window

Photo by Kurt James of Midnight Wind Photography

Window – As I wander through the Rocky Mountains and the forgotten ghost towns and cemeteries of yesteryear, I have taken thousands of photographs. Some I like right away and after a little work I post them on social media and for sale – most I store for viewing later. Every once in a while I will review one and I am like, “How did I miss that one the first go around?”

Others like the one above jump out at me and tell their own story – I view and – I listen to the story. Pull up a log to my campfire and here is the story I heard.

“Window”
She never liked it when her husband gave her the pitch,
About heading to the gold camps out west to make them rich.

Day after day she never left the window out of fear,
Hoping that she would glimpse her love as he got near.

Winter, summer, autumn, and spring all came and went,
He never sent word – she could not fathom what it meant.

Her hours turned into days – then months – then years,
It had become so long her eyes could no longer find the tears.

Sitting silently at the bay window year after year,
Waiting for her husband the one she loved – to reappear.

Feeling their mother’s misery – her children now grown,
Never leaving the window – her mind in a dark abyss – and all alone.

Sitting out the window in time she aged and grew old,
Waiting for her husband – her – their story ending to unfold.

Her home aged and succumbed to the weather and the rust,
At the window, she died and returned to whence she came – the dust.

After she died and years later when the wind is out of the west,
Still sitting – just a shadow of herself still waiting her ghostly quest.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 5 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition) all are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 6th Colorado adventure tale novel “Conner’s Saga”.

4 thoughts on “Tale of the Lost – Window

    • September 17, 2017 at 7:20 AM
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      Thanks Tony for stopping and peaking into the window…..

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  • June 24, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    Makes you think of how many times this has happened

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    • June 24, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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      Old buildings and cemetery’s have so many tales of sadness – you only have to listen. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Bruce.

      Reply

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