The Better Life

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This poem is about real questions that have been on my mind lately.While I was listening to a song my questions and worries turned into a rhyme and with a extra nudge and word play I converted it into this poem.

Submitted: April 29, 2007

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I took a lonely walk to ease my mind down a desolate road late one dark night,
The clitter-clack of my shoes on the pavement sounded like clashing swords in a fight,
The troubled thoughts cirlced and swirled, past and future echoed and vibrated throughout my mind,
Everything I dreamed of and wanted to be took manifest, and my expectations left my body behind,
Someday everything will work, and like the pieces of a puzzle connect, and then go as planned,
I sacrifice my time to achieve these goals, I watch the clock and the price is felt by your missing hand,
As I work in this land, I keep dreaming that you'll still be with me and you'll never go,
We spend less and less time together, I'm always occupied, so acknowledge the questions that race to and fro,
After the struggles can I count on you to be there, tough and strong, by my side, still holding my hand,
Will you embrace me as a stranger, heartless and cold, or will I feel your warmth and your eyes tell me I'm superman,
The night is cold, I'm shivering, I push work out of my mind, the only thought I can think about is, I hope to see you soon,
The air feels close like walls in a room, what was open is closed , the only light is the pale light of the blue moon,
Busy day tomorrow,  do this, do that, feet be nimble and quick, dance to the side, sprint thru the strife,
Then a cold hard feeling hits me, I won't see her again tomorrow and that this is the cost, but do I want to pay that price for a better life?


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