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Pathways – a poetry collection

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Pathways is the third collection of poetry by Irish writer, Scott De Buitléir. His others – Fás/Growth (2017) and Elysium//Párthas (2021) – are published in paperback and eBook formats, available from Amazon and Smashwords respectively.

Scott De Buitléir
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The Land of Youth

For Imad

We were all once so used
To imagining another world within us
When we were merely children,

We were, once, the heroes of our stories,
In pursuit of the goal, the money, or the gold,
A child’s imagination, powered by innocence,
Would be stronger than God’s own hand.

And normally, as we slowly come of age,
We come to lose that magical power,
As if the price of adulthood
Was to be locked out of that playground of wonder.

But through you, maybe with you unaware,
You’ve found the key to open those gates
And let out the rainbow coloured light
Basking us in innocence and youthful delight

For ours is a blossoming true love;
To be under your spell, rescued safely
From the land of Sorrows
And safe in your eyes
In the Land of Youth.

San Antonio, Texas

20 September 2022

Translated from the original Irish version, "Tír na nÓg"

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