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Leaving Kansas City
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By Quentin Clingerman
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Leaving Kansas City


Leaving Kansas City with its labyrinth of interstates at cross purposes,
A breathing metropolis going everywhere and nowhere depending on destination.
Through small towns and larger, like a handmade necklace from a ten cent store strung together along telephone lines, stretching along the quiet, sometimes lonely miles;
Through verdant undulating countryside, emerald green in meadows and deciduous woodlands;
Giving way to pasture lands, measle spotted with cattle and farm buildings;
Acres and acres of newly planted fields like patches sewn on an old garment making it look new in the springtime.
Heading toward Chicago, then home.

God speaks to me of renewal, of fresh beginning.
Like the wide river we crossed, a never ending Source of abundant life threading across the whole.

Leaving Kansas City (c)2004 Quentin Clingerman
NOTE: Reflections written as I was riding the train from Kansas City to Chicago

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Submitted: Friday, May 21, 2004

Last Updated: Friday, September 21, 2007

About the Poet
I am a retired educator. Now 85 years of age. I live in Maryland. I am the father of three ladies and thirteen grandchildren. Four grandchildren now married. I have two great grandsons, Koi Jon and Quinn Manu and a great granddaughter,Sephira Jade. Poems are an expression of how I think and feel. Variety in either case! I am the founder of WordChimes.com WC originated in February, 2000.

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