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Running From the Darkness

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RSEvans
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0 posted 03-11-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

++++this one was hard to write with Scooby Doo playing full blast in the background... so forgive me if it wanders, but I hope the message is not lost in the flurry++++
The mud splashes neath my feet,
And still onward I run,
Until my destiny I meet,
Until my day is done.
I cannot stop I must move on
The darkness is close behind
And then a thought intrudes upon
Stopping me in stride.
I look back along the road
To see so many there
Friends, family all alone
And the darkness in the air.
It seethes behind them, twists and turns
And threatens to draw them in.
And even though ahead I yearn,
I must go back for them.
I run straightforward t'ward the dark
Through footprints back I go,
Toward my loved ones I make my mark
I must save them I know.
I reach the first and they rise
Then they join me,
Together we rush, although not wise
The others must be free.
We reach the second and the third
The darkness drawing near
And yet the fourth and fifth remain
Frozen in their fear.
We dash for them, our feet in flight
And pull them from the soil
Then turn for home, the end in sight
The salvation from our toil.
We reach the light, the dark behind
Safety now is ours to share
We take deep breaths, we are of one mind
Together we are there.


 Knowlege tempered by wisdom...Wisdom tamed by youth.

© Copyright 2000 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 03-11-2000 04:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is impressive, Rob! Scooby Doo had no ill effect on your writing!! 'Together' with family and friends is the only place to be in the end....nothing else matters. Great thoughts in this Rob!

Denise
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2 posted 03-11-2000 05:16 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

I really enjoyed this one...very well written.

Marina
RSEvans
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3 posted 03-12-2000 04:18 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RSEvans

Denise:  Thanks...I'm still trying to get my pen wet from being gone for so long.
Marina:  Thanks
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