April 6, 2014

F for Folsom!!!


You were there
far from the bay
You stood as 
the image of my dreams

You lured with 
your greenery and slopes
the curvy roads
the umpteen parks and
cozy neighborhoods

I found love
I read books
I drank wine
I wrote poetry
all in your name

You are the rainbow
of my stained glass class
Of saturdays
mornings and noons
of the dvds at the desi bazar

You were the pink sunsets
of orange and purple hues
that made me jump
out of my car
to stand and get lost
into the darkness of
september nights

You are the foundation
where my career build

You were the long walks
behind
the falls at willow creek

You are the chirping bird
on the creekside drive

Sutter, Bidwell,
Empire Ranch, Riley
each street
I know by heart

Home we thought
you could be to us
But some things they say
are not meant to be
that way

I hear the echoes from
a remnant of my heart
on bright springs,
hot summer days
foggy amber dawns
and crisp winter nights!!


20 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful and poetic ode to Folsom. Loved the picture at the beginning too.

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    1. Thank you soo much, Jas...for always reading and encouraging and liking what I write.

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  2. A beautiful beautiful ode indeed!

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  3. so beautiful! I am glad I stopped bu to read it! xox

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  4. F in F,

    No words to describe beauty of this poem.

    Take care

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  5. This is lovely. I have a such a profound respect for anyone who can write poetry, but even more so for people who do it well.

    :)

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  6. Beautiful lines and cool pics to go with them :)

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  7. I liked the lines and the tribute to the city you live in.

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  8. I thought F will be for Folsom!!! Lovely, very neatly penned!

    ~S(t)ri
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    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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    1. oh you did? :) I couldn't write about anything else :)

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  9. Wow. Such a nice tribute :-) If Folsom were a girl, she would be blushing like anything :-)

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    1. Hehehe...thank you for the beautiful compliment, Ashwini. :)

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  10. Oh, I'm looking out my back window right now, across the American River, to see the lights of Folsom : )

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    1. aww....how wonderful I came across someone who is from Folsom as well :)

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