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Letting Go...

Letting Go...

Sometimes the scars we accrue, make the stars we finally see, so much more intense. 

I'm not sure where the silence goes, 
When evil breathes it's deadly prose 
And I can't see the trees that grow, 
Within the woods regretful throe 

The numbers on the days are new, 
But seasons never follow through 
The cold of winter rears it's head, 
And steals the time where warmth should tread 

Come find me on this barren land, 
And pry the razor from my hand 
For when I gaze upon Your sky, 
A darkness lay where eagles fly 

A minute here, an hour there, 
But not a day that's ours to spare 
The sands, they have an evil way, 
Of stealing triumph from the day 

I cannot spend a second here, 
If I don't have your spirit near 
For I have seen the evil loom, 
Longer than I've cared to bloom.  
 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hello Matthew....
What a very sad, hopeless feeling you have described.  Scars run deep from continual conditioning of pain and suffering without relief.  It makes it near impossible to feel hope.  Evil presence in this world is evident in life and tries to keep us from feeling God's spirit with its dark hold.  People can really let us down in life.  I am sorry you have experienced such a dark place that seemed to have no way out.  I hope you are able to let go and be free from that attack....I love your opening quote:

" Sometimes the scars we accrue, make the stars we finally see, so much more intense." 
I  think sometimes when we experience such dark times of pain, that it can make us appreciate and embrace the good that comes and finally saves the day.  I wish that for you.  This is so heartfelt and emotional to read and I feel the deep hurt.  But, the best writes are those that expose such vulnerability in them.  Great work, my friend.  Love n Hugs, Cheerie ;)  

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you so much, my Little Fan. You're wonderful. 
I guess pain is necessary in life(although sometimes I question the severity, and duration of such), but I guess mine is not to question. I don't really like that saying 'God won't give you more than you can handle' because we're human, and lost, and I think we have breaking points, but maybe I'm looking at things wrong. He also showed me how nice, and wonderful a friend could be in someone like you, so maybe I didn't break for a reason. 
Thanks for always being so nice, and understanding, and encouraging my silly writing. You're really great. 
Love and hugs, 

Matthew. 
 

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Red!! I missed you! Thank you! 
Don't worry, you'll be the first...and probably last...to read any poetry book I put out! lol. I stink. Thank you so much, though, and thanks for returning. We missed you, and now I've got my 2nd fan back. It's a good day. 

Matthew. 

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FRANTIC FREE-VERSER

letting go..
Was that your last post!
Very deep and some-what metaphorical
You have the ability use metaphor and rhyme together...thats ability
I'm very rarely able to use either..and still get my point across!
Will go through your back catalogue  when I get home and have got my glasses!

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A Lonely Journey

Hi Frantic Girl, 
I think so. And thank you so much! I really appreciate it. I rhyme everything! Which annoys the bejeebers out of me! But I'm novice-y, so I only have that one style. Thank you for noticing my metaphors!! I love to try to use them, but sometimes they aren't noticed. I really appreciate it! 

Your friend, 
Matthew. 

PS> Maybe don't put the glasses on(they may appear better with less visual acuity involved!). 
 

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FRANTIC FREE-VERSER

We creative people are our own worst critics 
Especially the poet.
Be not down on yourself,
Your work is good.

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you, Frantic. You're very nice, and encouraging, and I really appreciate it. You're a fantastic poet yourself. 
Have a great day! 

Matthew. 

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FRANTIC FREE-VERSER

thanks Matthew I dont know if I have any writing style I just tend to rant!
I'm home now will put my glasses on and read your back catalogue 
Have good day to your friend and fellow poet.

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A Lonely Journey

Thank YOU, Frantic. 
I like your 'rants'. Call them what you like, but to me they're wonderful poems from a really great person. 

Oh no, the glasses! lol. 

Have a great one! 

Matthew. 

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