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A Gipsy’s Hand - Magpie Tales 226

©2014 Shers Gallagher
What I wouldn't give for all my days of childhoodto re-enact the play of wondershrouded in a gipsy's hand,foretelling of no past,which there had been little of so far,  but of days and dreams of adventures to come.
What I wouldn't give for all my days of pubescent wonderwhen love was but a whistle along an uncommon pathabsorbed in misty-eyed youthwith songs of the unfulfilled romantic,comparing life more to a budding flowerthan any hand of reckoning.
What I wouldn't give for all my days of young adulthoodwhen life was both a struggle and a playat becoming what the hand foretoldand of the willingness to be its playerin dreams and schemes of practically reckless abandon,the risk that is taken by any hopeful dreamer.
What I wouldn't give for all my days of reliving the dreamthe cards foretold,
laid out in the gipsy’s hand,the basic plan written in the dust of stars 
that I still shake my head at.
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