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

A poem about life, I suppose.

Sometimes I wish...
My soul could flit away
And leave this life far behind
Soaring freely through miles of blue unending
It seems the only way; to start anew
Sometimes I feel as if...
I am sitting cross-legged on the sea floor 
Peering above through feet of water
Seeing the sun and longing for it's warmth
Lingering among the swaying seaweed
Sometimes I want...
To stand solitary in the rain
Close weary eyes and spin in water cascading
As it washes me away piece by jumbled piece
Until what I was is no more
Sometimes I long...
For the cover of invisibility
To float unseen through everyday cobwebs
To wander without a single restriction 
Vanishing like an old magician's act
Sometimes I feel...
As if I am hopelessly lost
Tangled in the recesses of my mind
Unable to escape my own churning labyrinth
Or waiting for a train that will never arrive
But sometimes...
If I am lucky 
Still and very quiet
I will find a ray of light
Floating peacefully among the tangles and tricks 
And sometimes
I can grasp it
And it's gentle glimmer gives me the hope
To continue this journey 

Submitted: August 12, 2013

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In my opinion this is a masterpiece and I strongly believe you need to read this aloud. I am not joking but this poem literally takes my breath away. You have a such a way with words, I love it! it's like I'm in a dream, then reality, then a dream, then reality. It's beautiful. Seriously well done and continue on with your journey! Also listen to 'Spiritual State' by Nujabes. This poem reminds me of that song.

Mon, August 12th, 2013 10:38pm


Wow. Thank you so much. I didn't even like this poem very much. I'll be sure to give the song a listen.

Mon, August 12th, 2013 5:15pm


what a beautiful poem, nicely written words, I would be proud to read this poem out loud to an audience

Tue, August 13th, 2013 2:43pm


Aww, thank you, I'm glad this piece got a positive response.

Tue, August 13th, 2013 7:56am


This touched me. Thank you for sharing.

Wed, July 13th, 2016 1:02pm

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