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Reclaim the light



Reclaim the light

Fear not my hand upon your shoulder
for I wish no frown upon your brow
to take away the wondrous feelings
that we both shared before the grey

Rejoice in fields of clover yonder
where we once walked when life seemed dull
and prize away the stubborn boulder
the one that holds you back from me

Chase away the beast inside you
run through meadows and reclaim
what you deserve and crave so badly
and give yourself a break today
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Submitted on August 21, 2014

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X AXXB AXAC XXCB
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 441
Words 83
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4

Dave Ratcliffe

Some of my imagery may seem a little on the dark side at times but I feel the pain of the chastened and broken among my close family and friends. I write from the heart to express my innermost thoughts through song lyrics and poetry. I try always, ‘to be true to my philosophy of understanding tolerance, to share my perceptions and desires with integrity’. I have just finished my first play which was both a challenging and rewarding experience, which I intend to follow up on. I enjoy reading poetry from all over the world. Poetry.com is a great platform for me to network with other like-minded people and showcase my own work for others to be moved and inspired. After all this is the duty of a poet…I have just had my first poetry book published with the Title Scratching the Page and my thanks go to Michael Dobson for producing it and to all those who read it more…

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