Louis Gibbs


There is something

That I must tell you:


I appreciate your kind reception

And will remember you always

For all that you've taught me.




Do not expect

Me to stay, or

Linger for long.


I'm but an observer

Just passing through,

Pausing along the way.


  • Michael Edwards

    Got to be one of your very best Louis. I rarely save work but this one is definitely going into my favourites,

    • Louis Gibbs

      I am honored, Michael! Thank you for this valued response, and for making it a fav.

    • Goldfinch60

      We all have our travels to continue and we all have pauses but some of those pauses become part of our lives. Good write and I do hope that your pause here will be for a long time Louis.

      • Louis Gibbs

        Thank you for your kind words and thoughts, Goldie. Much appreciated!

      • orchidee

        Good write Louis. You staying with MPS a good while?

        • Louis Gibbs

          I plan to at this point ... but we really never know the next step in the journey, do we? Thanks, 'O'.

        • FredPeyer

          You know Louis, that last stanza, which is great by the way, could even refer to our whole lives on this earth. I really like this poem, it made me think!

          • Louis Gibbs

            Any poem that makes us think has served a purpose ... is not a wasted effort. Thanks for giving value to my effort, Fred!

          • WL Schuett

            Very thoughtful I never go far but I wander constantly from idea to idea , art to music to poetry
            Very cool poem

            • Louis Gibbs

              So you, too, have the curse of the wandering mind. Congratulations, and my sympathy, WL! Thanks for the compliment.

            • malubotelho

              Louis, this is really living in the now. A free soul can not be attached. It is like love. True love, just love and never think how long it is going to be because life and love just moves freely and is eternity. You have a beautiful soul.

              • Louis Gibbs

                Now you went and made me tear-up, Malu. It takes a beautiful soul to know one, my friend. Thank you so much for your appreciation of my poem, and for your comments. Stay on the path ... we'll meet at the end!

                • malubotelho

                  What if there is no end?

                • 3 more comments

                • Candlewitch

                  dear Louis,

                  you must have been born under a wandering star. I was like that in my younger days...California, Utah, Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida, Minnesota, Texas, Ohio and Wisconsin. Great poem!

                  *hugs, Cat

                  • Louis Gibbs

                    I might have been born On a wandering star ... sometimes I wonder. Thank you for appreciating my poem, Cat!

                  • Tony36

                    Great write

                    • Louis Gibbs

                      Thanks, Tony.

                      • Tony36


                      • Edward Charles McDevitt

                        We're all just passing through Louis, however, the way you put the words make it seem like a magical, mystery ride and, I enjoyed reading this SO much! Thanks for sharing Louis!

                        • Louis Gibbs

                          "magical, mystery ride", I like that interpretation! I suppose it could be considered that, Edward. Thanks so much for your comment.

                        • John Prophet

                          Yup, beyond the vail. Very nice.

                        • John Prophet

                          True enough Louis.

                          Nice work.

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