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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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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