A Child Passed By

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Inspired by my experience while waiting for a flight in the Las Vegas Airport

 

Long pressing

 

Bears the weight of the falling world around me

 

Over tinkered days and hollowed years

 

Has the growing spiral of downward turn

 

Unwound before my eyes

 

As my heart and mind

 

Have weathered

 

And my soul and will

 

Have crumbled…bit by bit

 

To the sorrowed step of un-kept time

 

And I

 

I have stood as if motionless

 

Looking on

 

While the blackened vines of ignorance

 

And the fettered thorns of foolish greed

 

Have smothered, as would seem, all before me

 

And while I sat in huddled desperation

 

Seeking not but to continue on in mere existence

 

A child passed by…

 

And suddenly I felt to leave all behind

 

And follow

 

 

…Jeff Bresee


Submitted: March 26, 2012

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optimysticynic

this is really lovely and very much captures everything that encumbers us as adults. excellent writing.

Mon, March 26th, 2012 11:55pm

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