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larrylark

You slowly come to understand
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how feelings grip, jaw drops,
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frozen in time, progress locked, slips, then stops
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each time your mind faces eyes
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that flood into your soul,
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perceived sins pinned against the wall.
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Unable to atone for lives of others,
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absorbing pasts we cannot see,
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trapped in time already gone,
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nerve ends diverted,
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tracking no ones truth
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through years we never knew,
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perverted as we grew.
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Continue, strive, struggle forward, renew.
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Cursed in our living, blessed to be born,
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yet brooding fearful we can never elude them,
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while remaining torn.
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18 Mar 08

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and never eluding,there is hope in acceptance though. comes late, in my experience, and possibly not in time.  good poem.
 — crimsonkiss

i knew this was yours larrylark! i love it when i get it right. big preoccupation of mine, as you know(parenting, and being the daughter i'd like to be,)
 — crimsonkiss

Like it. The flow was interrupted in the middle, but that could just be me. Good stuff.
 — tiedtoes

Hi Crimson Kiss

I feel the same as you describe with also a great big dose of ambivelance.

Larry
 — larrylark

Dear tied toes

The older you get the less it seems to flow

Larry flawless Lark
 — larrylark

nice.
 — listen

i love the ending couplet that isn't at the end ... followed by that glorious use of renew. is indeed a good touch.
 — listen

Odd rhythm for me. That's probably just me. Love the idea here. I'd try to reconsider a couple of the rhymy parts. Good stuff.
 — themolly

whoa. Larlark? No way! 2nd read much differnt...better.
 — themolly

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