The Fifty Cent Tour

Saturday, July 25, 2009


 I am
a voice
in the dark
in your ear
be strong,
 my dear
you won't get lost
 out there
never on my watch

I see
you struggle
and how you doubt
your fear
you won't get lost
out there
never on my watch

I can't always
 lead you
to water
or be there
to catch you a fish
 i taught you how
it's time
for you do this

just believe 
follow through

i know
you won't get lost
 out there 



  1. I love the shape of this poem. It looks like a pillar of strength.

  2. Yeah, what Pouty says, it looks as strong as it sounds.
    You really say things sometimes that sound like it sounds in my head. But with poetry. Sweet..

  3. I noticed that in one line,
    "i loved you so, my dear", that you used the past tense, this made this very chilling to me thinking that this could be about someone who has passed on. Very intense poetry!

  4. Thank you Rene. Oh, how I needed to hear those words right now. I'm pretty sure you knew that.

  5. I like this Rene. I like the profile it makes too.

  6. You are a gifted writer and I always look forward to seeing what is next! Beautifully written.

  7. Lovely words, sugar...

    Lovely, too, that they look much like one of the great trees in the wood, watching over all the rest, tall and proud - guardian trees, they are, good markers so one doesn't get lost...

    Shade and Sweetwater,

  8. Thank you all for your kind words.
    This poem was inspired by many things and many interesting conversations but mainly it is for a friend who needed some help, so this is my band-aid..

    it is dedicated to my father who passed away almost one year ago

    Peace -Rene

  9. A note about the shape of my poems..I never know how they are going to turn out because I center them after they have been written.
    It's kind of cool when they take the shape of something familiar.
    Even cooler when the shape relates to the Catch and Release, just put some wings on that dude and he's ready to fly!

    Peace - Rene

  10. I've come to really enjoy reading your poems. They are so beautiful written and peaceful.

    Poem on my friend. You rock.

  11. the people in your life
    those in your day and
    those in your spirit world
    are very fortunate...

    it's great to know you, Rene.


  12. I don't know if the band aid was intended for me or not, but either way, thanks. I needed that.


  13. Jeff, I hope that it somehow helped in some small way. btw the band-aid had "Hello Kitty" on it..I didn't think you would mind :)

  14. Very, very touching.....
    I imagine it to be one of my parents speaking to me as they have both passed on....
    beautiful Rene...just wonderful!

  15. Heh...I have three girls - I wear "Hello Kitty" band aids all the time...

    Thanks again. It did help. Just knowing that you cared enough to post it means a lot. Truly.

  16. I was hoping that anyone who has lost a loved one, or is struggling through a crisis in confidence or faith,would find some comfort in these words. Sometimes assistance and comfort rather than advice is what is needed during these times.

    Peace - Rene

  17. We'd browse the whole rack, searching for speaks exactly how we feel...THIS belongs on a Card, Rene..your words are just beautiful!

  18. What can I say, but excellent? You are so gifted with poetry and humour to boot too.


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