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The world

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,
Soulful misconceptions, 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, catastrophes
Conveying you to your utter depths,
Doubts, uncertainty also beasts of burdens…
 That follow… in their footsteps.
This 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 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 April 06, 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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