Following Visions

As we approach life in general we all have had dreams and quests to do something beyond the normal of just living day to day. Some want to climb the highest mountains, win a marathon, sing songs on stage, and play pro sports, anything and everything the average person cannot do. Some have the drive to stand out from the rest and say, “Look at what I can do.” We crave those that we love for encouragement, to tell us we are growing and learning and we possibly are starting to achieve the impossible. More often than not those that you want to believe in you – do not. This is when you dig deep and believe within yourself – once you find the right balance you can start down that right path following visions you have foreseen.

Following Visions
Following visions and paths of my own,
No one believed, always on the quest all alone.
Family and best friend, no encouragement,
As the poems and the words came and went.
It is if I don’t write them down, I will die,
In the night I write, the verses they become my lullaby.
The words, so many words fill my head in my dreams,
Flowing like high mountain summer streams.
My imagination reaches deep down and out so far,
Emotions on my sleeve under the moon and midnight stars.
So lonely, oh so lonely on the trail following visions,
Here to tell you stay the course, be all you envision.
So many thoughts and words I try to make all my own,
Following visions and alleyways of my mind all alone.
Feelings and life to share, no one cared or believed,
No one wanted to hear or read the words I conceived.
If others do not believe – believe in yourself, show your worth,
Write the poems, songs, stories, and give your words birth.
Writing and the words – the road seems so dark and endless,
Authors, poets, writers of songs, sadly alone and friendless.
Following visions and paths of my own,
No one believed, always on the quest all alone.
Kurt James
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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Kurt’s family roots were from 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 photographers through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. The Denver Post, PM Magazine, and 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado featured his poetry. 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 16 books all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand, Kurt James novels, short stories, reference books, and poetry, are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt has 3 books that he is currently writing. The 8th book in his Rocky Mountain Series - Raphael Eye for an Eye. His third ghost town reference book, Kansas Ghost Towns, Hauntings, Treasure Tales, and Other BS. And a western/horror novel - Devil’s Tower Spirit of Chiha Tanka. Kurt is a proud member of Western Writers of America.

6 thoughts on “Following Visions

  • March 15, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Seems like that pathway garnered some success though. Sad that it always has to be taken alone, but good thing you heeded your own words Kurt. I for one think the end somewhat justified the mean. Nice job on this one.

  • March 16, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    So true, Kurt, you gotta follow your heart and those visions. This is a very inspirational piece, both the intro and the poem. Well done and thank you for sharing this.

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