Author Archives: Brooks Bradbury / BrooksLooks

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Peripatetic, Poetic and Deep. Words pour forth and end up here. Thanks for visiting!

BrooksLooks @ Tomorrow

Tomorrow if we knew how fragile this all was would we still do what everyone does if tomorrow came and this was gone would a change in behavior suddenly dawn will wonton acts of careless extreme compromise this beautiful dream … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Release

Release peaceful calm in wild spaces far beyond culture’s storms into the quiet places where nature transforms on a guiltless flight to sanity sanctuary sets me free all it took was letting go in nature’s current life’s wild flow brought … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Inhospitable

Inhospitable the roadside motel has gone to hell storage units with beds would do as well proud old brands once defined service now staffed with people who make me nervous bleary eyed and short on smiles we see the sign … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ A Patchwork of People and Time

A Patchwork of People and Time in a life of joyful moments i recall those we shared now your face appears to me at last and all the moments we shared somehow i ponder too the great catalogue of all … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ One More Thing

One More Thing when my time has come and i fade from view do what you will with what’s left of me, and do what’s best for you oh, and one more thing when i’ve gone after my last day … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Dude Ranchers

In the Company of Dude Ranchers We just hung up our hats at home after attending the 91st annual meeting of the Dude Ranchers Association in Tucson Arizona. Imagine a whole banquet-room full of America’s kindest people, a legion of fiercely … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Mother’s Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER mom, the life you gave me is a little older today and in those decades now gone by we’ve both come a long, long way i’m still the same old person you raised me up to be those sacred … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Alpenglow

Alpenglow Brooks Bradbury new calves play jumpin’ around horses graze in fields of green columbine bloom crimson and blue wildflowers pop up in between river’s still too fast to fish but as the sun comes down we’ve got our wish … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Moved to Tears

Moved to Tears Brooks Bradbury they move from the Bay State mountains south to Connecticut’s shore move to the land of bratwurst and cheeses to Sheboygan and back to the Blue Ridge for more move to the land where the … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ A Poet’s Prescription

A Poet’s Prescription Brooks Bradbury thank you for sharing these moments with me for reading words arranged mindfully a poem can convey what a poet might say how they think about life how it all goes peacefully pondering it’s ebbs … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ A Career in Independent Hospitality

A Career in Independent Hospitality Brooks Bradbury 1. It will bring you to places and present you with situations you have never imagined. 2. Whatever you give, it will ask even more of you–and challenge you each day. 3. The costs … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Something Gave

Something Gave Brooks Bradbury red blood on a white hot sidewalk officers in blue an outline in chalk lost in the cracks humanity cringes at the unravelling lives of souls on the fringes disenfranchised sanctuary lost forgotten and hurting the … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Drones

When the Drones Flew Over at Night Brooks Bradbury bloodshed flows from countless hearts in collisions of religious might a techno-precision response unleashed and the drones flew over at night human kindness is threatened an epic battle is on the … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Knees, Please!

Made a Deal with My Knees Brooks Bradbury always heard you’re the first to go but you’re still here and all i know you’re a little sore and this is real promise me a decade more and i’ll make you … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ An Ancient Trail

On An Ancient Trail Brooks Bradbury where it leads from and where it leads to on an ancient trail narrow and true footprint on hoofprint path worn and clear evidence of the Appalachian souls who passed by here compacted in … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ But Did I Really Live?

But Did I Really Live? Brooks Bradbury it took too long to really see time rushing through the sieve there but for God’s grace went me but did I really live? i vow to do much better in the moments … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Little Lives

Little Lives Brooks Bradbury no one knows how any soul could live by limiting their own pushing exhausted onward strives the victor alone let us dream big out on the edge and let us not lead little lives and after … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ My Father’s Son

My Father’s Son Brooks Bradbury when you look at me my father’s son i hope you see all he had done to guide a kid through his youth and over the years long past his own his name and face … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Appalachian Soul

Appalachian Soul Brooks Bradbury into these mountains life is sacred and whole i came in search of Appalachia’s soul into these mountains hollers and coves on native trails in Nature’s groves into these mountains Appalachian folk thrive as ever, adapting … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ These Words

These Words Brooks Bradbury these words are written simply my own as a seeker on faraway trails out here, a long ways from home these words i’ve written could hardly convey answers to questions or even the way if our … Continue reading

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