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Resting in Unrest

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0 posted 08-31-2001 02:16 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Resting in Unrest

by Michael


Resting in unrest,
he gazes out the window counting years.
So many, too few, time draining, mind straining,
he measures all hes done
and finds it not enough.

The years passed sneakily,
as if barefoot,
but the last two,
like a drunk,
stumbled and loudly stomped the floors.
He is alive.  
Pain reminds him daily of that truth.

He wonders at the years ahead,
looks upon memories of those now lost
and finds
the images would fill
less than one album.

Peace at any price is not peace!
His peace was a compromise
and now with time draining,
mind straining,
he understands that all too well

Not enough done, seen, learned
and not enough hands that were held
in moments of need.  
His fault and his missed moments,
missed life.

And so, he sits resting in unrest
and counting years,
but has yet to count the tears.

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.

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Seems the measure of a man on his birthday. I weighed mine two days ago. Some strength and resolve shone through however......as it must!
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I think we should count our blessings and not our tears. Yes..our blessing and not what we haven't done. Think of all you have done, then go with that. We are not the ones to say if it is enough though, my friend. (((HUGS))) May your unrest end soon in smiles.   Nice work although sad, Micheal.
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Sending you a big hug Michael.


Dee

I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life. a brand

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Michael--Reading this hurts my heart.  You have spoken yours so honestly.  Hugs!
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I just thought this was so nicely done. I liked it so much that I had to go back and read it again.

Peace at any price is not peace
loved that line
and loved the last line.

Glad you shared it

Tracey

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Peace at any price is not peace...

very wise, sweet poet.

Love this one.  
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