Blueprints in a Trashcan – Author Christopher Allen Breidinger

You can follow my tracks.

Take them 40 years back

To a man on the sea

Never sailing to me.

And a mother all alone

Packing up and heading home.


I’m sure they once had plans

For their bundled little man

But those plans never panned,

Blueprints in a trashcan.

She left me with her parents,

In search for another marriage.


But I guess that didn’t work

Except to further embed the hurt.

And by then I was ten,

Tired of hurting yet again.

Somewhere along those lines

I must have lost my mind.


So, let’s send me to the shrink

And see what he thinks.

Playing chutes and ladders

And probing my mind matters,

Like my brain wasn’t the same

As any kid in a neglected game.


Here’s a pill for hurting for that loss.

The could have beens, what ifs, the because…


Driving Gary and Chicago loops

Back and forth parental swoops

‘Til just leave me alone, they fly the coop

And I paid the price for no love recouped.


© Christopher Allen Breidinger


Excerpt from the book “Poet Christopher’s Myths, Methods, and Golden Messages”

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About the Author

Christopher Allen Breidinger is an American poet and author currently residing in Winter Haven, Florida with his wife and daughter. This is the third book in the Golden Trilogy Series. Be sure to also check out Scenes, Dreams, and Golden Schemes and Myths, Methods, and Golden Messages.

Thank you for buying my books and for your support of independent authors and publishers like us. It is because of you that we can help others pursue their passions and dreams too!

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