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I will travel on...

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CMGrimm
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0 posted 01-14-2006 11:47 PM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for CMGrimm

Peering down this long
dark corridor
I can see nothing ahead of me
that I can understand

I turn once to look
behind me
I'll never make
that mistake again...

I push myself ahead
always looking forward
looking for a light
or a map
or a guide

to help me around the corners,
around the bends

to keep me from scarring myself
as i bounce into the walls
and stumble on the stones...

I see a light just up ahead,
I grit my teeth and push forward
again
brushing against the wall
stepping over the crevices...

Knowing all along
that even when I reach this beacon,
of hope...
the corridor will continue
to stretch out ahead of me,
with dark turns and treacherous twists
and I will, of course, travel on...

© Copyright 2006 Christopher M. Grimm - All Rights Reserved
EagletonDiva
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1 posted 01-14-2006 11:49 PM       View Profile for EagletonDiva   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagletonDiva

True life.  The only defeat would be not to continue.  Thanks for reminding us all that we are not the only ones struggling with the path we are on.
iliana
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2 posted 01-15-2006 03:33 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

So real...I enjoyed your style.  
OwlSA
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3 posted 01-15-2006 11:59 AM       View Profile for OwlSA   Email OwlSA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for OwlSA

Well put!  I really enjoyed this.

- Owl
dgvarner
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4 posted 01-16-2006 02:28 PM       View Profile for dgvarner   Email dgvarner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for dgvarner

"...to keep me from scarring myself
as i bounce into the walls
and stumble on the stones..."

Scars..they are the history of having made it..they are our pat on the back..they tell people where we've been..they show our life-victories...Don't fear the scars of life

"Carry on my wayward son
there'll be peace when you are done.... "     

encouraging write--
hugs,g

"We of the craft are all crazy...all are more or less touched."  Lord Byron

nakdthoughts
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5 posted 01-16-2006 07:11 PM       View Profile for nakdthoughts   Email nakdthoughts   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for nakdthoughts

Knowing all along
that even when I reach this beacon,
of hope...
the corridor will continue
to stretch out ahead of me,
with dark turns and treacherous twists
and I will, of course, travel on...


I think that's what they call "Life"~~

Good to read you,
M
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6 posted 01-16-2006 07:14 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Such is life, as we know it...each day.

Good job of expressing it.
steavenr
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7 posted 01-16-2006 07:59 PM       View Profile for steavenr   Email steavenr   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit steavenr's Home Page   View IP for steavenr

loved your last line..."of course"...its the best way to pass through life...execllent composition...thanks for the read
CMGrimm
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8 posted 01-24-2006 08:20 PM       View Profile for CMGrimm   Email CMGrimm   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CMGrimm

thanks everybody

Never be a carbon copy of anybody...make your own impressions.  - ANON.


JamesMichael
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9 posted 12-21-2006 02:54 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice writing...James
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