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Humility of rescue

Agonizing over never ending foolish
And selfish inner struggles
Tick… tock, tick…tock!
Fighting the urges that want to keep me from staring…
Staring upon the mundane crucial clock

The countless dragging out of amending antiquated notions
 Marching on one by one
To soulful misconceptions
And then a changing of the guard?
 This, drawn out day of life…is never done

Your jousting of the illusionary windmills
Is an absolute absurdity
To the following false hopes, false doctrines, and prophets too
 Straight into these paradigm obscurities

Then, voids of vastness and infinity being filled
Follows through to the unremitting unrelenting fray
Or merely drifting along?
Into these tepid waters, of a world in complete and utter disarray

Then along comes tragedies, calamities and catastrophes
Conveying you to your utter depths,
Doubts, uncertainty also beasts of burdens…
 That follow… in their footsteps

This is when we are left…
 Torn! Battered and broken with harden hearts
Never able or even willing to rise?
The ominous, black waters of self pity
 Losing all hope and faith
 Swallowed by the unexpected tides

Humbleness is our only rescue
 Blows a breeze of whispers, carried to the heart
Jesus Christ the Savior
 Reaches out his hand, embraces you with love…
…and offers you another start

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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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A fortyish native born all American man. Married twice and for the last time. I have four children; Three daughters and one son that are all over the age of eighteen. I also have two grandchildren; one three years old and one nine months old. Inspired by God, tragedy, life's experiences and then a fairy tale love. I never intentionally set out to write poetry, but "She" inspired me. "She" meaning the love of my life. That love is a passion that after thirteen years still grows stronger each and every day. It eventually had to be put into writing. As I wrote poetry to her, she encouraged me to approach other subjects. Doing so brought me to discover that poetry could wash away the bitter tastes of life (suicide, cancer, and divorce) that were still living like demons inside me. So when poetic therapy brought those impish fiends to a stalemate, I began to experiment more. Creating fictional characters and situations within my works. The support of this online community has inspired me even further to continue to hone my writing skills giving the readers the best that I can offer. Thanks to all you out there in Lulu land. more…

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