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jwesley
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Drifting

The quagmire
in which I was stuck
ended last night . . .
00:00:01 hours -
One second into 2017
all things that were 2016,
now the past -
or so I'm trying to
convince myself. -
is no longer relevant.

I've drifted, over night,
from a failed plane of existence
to wearing diapers
in another, and yet,
I'm already deeply buried
in Dante's terrible Inferno,
scratching and clawing,
trying to lift my soul
to a better place.

And now it's almost midnight,
first day of the new year
is gasping it's last,
and I'm still drifting
through the garbage
of all the years before.

Twenty Seventeen - A new year . . .

and nothing has changed.


© wesley james beard, jr.
january 1, 2017


(Note:  Lori, JerryPat and Daysofview - didn't realize I was posting in OP 49 - left each of you a comment there)
© Copyright 2017 Wesley James Beard, Jr. - All Rights Reserved
JerryPat2
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1 posted 01-27-2017 01:19 PM       View Profile for JerryPat2   Email JerryPat2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JerryPat2's Home Page   View IP for JerryPat2

Yep, I saw your comment and answered ya. Thanks.

This new year is going to be a good one for me, as was 2016. I have come to a place in my life that have left that quagmire behind. I am at peace with myself and the world. Besides, I have started writing another novel. Attaboy!

Good to see you again.

~ If they give you ruled paper, write sideways. ~
jwesley
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2 posted 01-27-2017 01:47 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Thanks for the words Jerry - as with you last year was a pretty good year for me and mine . . . looking forward to more of the same this year...

j
jjote
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since 12-25-2002
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3 posted 01-27-2017 02:54 PM       View Profile for jjote   Email jjote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jjote

So glad to see you two looking forward to a good year coming.

Me, not really.
Lori Grosser Rhoden
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4 posted 01-27-2017 04:29 PM       View Profile for Lori Grosser Rhoden   Email Lori Grosser Rhoden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lori Grosser Rhoden

Same ship different day, one foot after the other, don't forget to breathe...

I really related to this one.

ya done good!~L
2islander2
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5 posted 01-27-2017 10:01 PM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

hi jeswley, your poem is questionning for me, who feel the time passing, your expérience means  a lot, hope  2017 will erase totally 2016 and you will finally smile


have a food day


yann
tracie66
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6 posted 01-30-2017 04:42 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Many will relate to this, well penned my friend xx

Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe
                        — W. E. Channing

JamesMichael
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7 posted 02-07-2017 08:02 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

enjoyed reading this...james
 
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