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Rayyan

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The old man and the traveler...
« on: September 07, 2020, 08:23:56 am »

What brings you here? The voice was faint. It was a voice I had heard in a different land far away. My voice had been fainter than his at that time. I had been descending for almost 8 hrs. I was lost. I was beaten. I was hungry and cold.

It was then that the voice had spoken to me. As it had done many times before.

It was there again. Both of us had grown older. Weaker.

What brings you here, traveler? The voice asked..gentle, weak.

To experience history, I replied. To hear the story. From the stones. And the people. I said.

But, said the voice, it has been told many times. The voice. With sorrow.

I want to hear it. Feel it. Experience it. I said.

I want to feel the story for myself, I said. From the stones.

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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 08:39:57 am »

This, then. is their story. As I saw, heard, and felt...

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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 08:40:48 am »

Bosnia?

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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 08:46:50 am »

Correct.

Bosnia and Herzegovina..to be exact.

Bosnia?
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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 08:47:43 am »


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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 10:15:17 am »

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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 11:16:06 am »


No Russ. Far from it.

Just a traveler. Hearing stories. And telling them as best as I can.


You're a poet, Rayyan. http://www.russ-lewis.com/Poetry/Poems/Ubon.html
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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2020, 11:24:04 am »


I went down the hill. Sat next to him.
Language was not a barrier. We were both born of the same clay. And we would return to the same dust.

He told me a story. Of wars. Of sufferings. Of pain. Of sorrow.
And of, course of courage. And of sunshine.

We walked a little along the bridge.
We said our goodbyes.

He went his way.
I went to tell his story.
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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2020, 11:30:39 am »



It was going to rain.
I was worried about getting wet.

A silly thing to worry about, my inner voice told me.
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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2020, 02:23:10 pm »

You are a superb storryteller.
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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2020, 02:29:23 am »

Wonderful photos but sad.

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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2020, 10:04:37 am »

I stand by what I said, Rayyan.
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2020, 02:21:15 pm »

Nicely done, Rayyan!
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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2020, 04:40:27 pm »


Salute of thanks, my friends.

Stay well, stay safe.
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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2020, 10:58:06 pm »

Probably, OT, but isn't it interesting that we pay tribute to the dead, but we never try to define that which binds us. Though perhaps some would consider the series somewhat "journalistic" (I do not), it tells a story of that which should bind us together. Well done, fellow traveler. Keep on. Poet (visual), yes.

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Re: The old man and the traveler...
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2020, 06:42:16 am »


Thank you David for joining me during my travels.

Kindest regards.

Probably, OT, but isn't it interesting that we pay tribute to the dead, but we never try to define that which binds us. Though perhaps some would consider the series somewhat "journalistic" (I do not), it tells a story of that which should bind us together. Well done, fellow traveler. Keep on. Poet (visual), yes.
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2020, 09:08:02 am »

Probably, OT, but isn't it interesting that we pay tribute to the dead, but we never try to define that which binds us. Though perhaps some would consider the series somewhat "journalistic" (I do not), it tells a story of that which should bind us together. Well done, fellow traveler. Keep on. Poet (visual), yes.
Amen!
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