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Valley of Despair

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Poet deVine
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Hurricane Alley


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Hidden in the valley of despair
living for the next medication
mind shut down in need of rest,
curled tightly in fetal meditation

Living in the shadow of life
reasons unknown or unclear
waiting for the healing to start
to abandon this place of fear

Slowly as the gray film dissolves
and his eyes focus on whatís real
He walks towards a plateau to seek
what the heart can only feel

A glimmer of sun, smiles at him
bringing a promise of hope,
and giving him a sense that he
will soon be able to cope

A hand reaching down to lift him
to even a higher elevation
fills his heart with wonder at
the spiritís reclamation

Each day is still a wonder
of lifeís pain and itís glory
each step taken is just a chapter
in his mindís liberation story

© Copyright 1999 Poet deVine - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 07-20-99 08:20 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

What can I say ??

A difficult subject, well delivered. I like it.

Dragon
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2 posted 07-20-99 08:24 PM       View Profile for Dragon   Email Dragon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dragon

Beautifully done!I loved it.
Poet deVine
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3 posted 08-13-99 02:13 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Thank you. Wanted to resusitate this one.
Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


4 posted 08-13-99 04:10 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

You are indeed a wonder, and a true role model Poet deVine!

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...the things I did not know at first, I learned by doing twice.
-Billy Joel
Toerag
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Ala bam a


5 posted 08-13-99 06:53 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

that was "devine"....good work....(but remember, a compliment from a dumbass like me may not be the greatest critical analysis one could hope for)...but I like it?
Michael
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This really hit home. I must say thank you.
poetFemmeFatale
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I really love your style and the ease that comes when reading your work....very "eye" friendly - As for the content, I think the reader is captivated from the very first stanza...great setting and you followed through so smoothly with the "process"...Fabulous flow darling ! BRAVO ! (clapping) One of my favorites from you, yet.

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

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on the threshold of a dream


8 posted 08-13-99 10:29 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Wow! Excellent poem! I love the line "Each day is still a wonder." After stepping (or crawling) away from the darkness, they are indeed!
Seymour Tabin
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9 posted 08-13-99 10:44 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Poet deVine, You showed him the path, but will he take it? Nice work, enjoyed.
 
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