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#81549 - 09/02/03 05:15 AM near
blacken Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 1876
Loc: Northern Ohio
It is not what you might think...

The end is near
i can feel it

its had a grip for years
its hung on so tightly

so gentle is its touch
so cunning is its voice

my lungs seem to know
their job is nearly done

the end seems so close
the last hurrah

body has one more journey
muscles flex toward one goal

pain, fear sweets from my palms
hands loose their grip

crouch, bend towards the edge
heels off the ground

nothing behind to look at
ghosts that i thought real

before me may lie a great chasm
behind me stretches a great lie

i should jump now
but some doubt still lingers

my vision clears
yet belief is not certain

i must take the chance
i must wake from this dark dream

i have done my part
earned my rest

time to test my wings
give up these feet

a new life awaits
bury the old

make the grave shallow
perhaps one day i will return

step in old familiar shoes
tread upon the shore

but for now
there is this edge

clearing my mind
i step forth

i must believe in me
i have the power within

my earth falls away
my future is so near

#81550 - 09/03/03 02:23 AM Re: near
The Dean Offline
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Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 2080
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
Those are beautiful thoughts. It is good that you are seeing that there is so much more to life.

We do have to live with questions that go unanswered, with mysteries that are beyond us.

I think that if we dream nightmares we get more nightmares. But if we dream good dreams and set goals and work towards making the dream a reality, It really is an exciting road to walk.

Enjoy life Balcken. Your poem made me enjoy being able to read, to see what I needed to see at the time. Thanks for all of that.


If we do not live what we believe, then we will begin to believe what we live.


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