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All that I know

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All that I know

I think of friends, ones I hold dear,
They live in my heart and always are near.
They provide light on days that are dark,
I search for a place to make my mark.

The sun sets, it’s been a long day,
Not enough time seems to get in my way.
I see what is done with much more to do,
I search for truth, but what is true?

Darkness surrounds yet stars guide me home,
When I think of my friends I don’t feel so alone.
I watch as some of the pieces join together. 
The sky is clear, no change in the weather.

I look up at the sky and begin to dream,
Was today really part of the scheme?
Some things change though many are the same,
I wonder if I’m getting any better at this game.


I watch headlights come and then they go,
The red of tail lights is all that does show.
It reminds me of time as it all disappears
With all that has passed I shed a couple tears.

I wonder what’s up above all the clouds.
Is the gateway to heaven what they shroud?
I think of a place much grander than this,
Where beauty is everywhere surrounded by bliss.

I drift back to earth much like a feather.
I try to keep all my thoughts together.
Inside I feel this calmness just grow,
Then it’s revealed all that I know.

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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 7:14:00 AM
    i like the way you've described that feeling of searching for meaning and i enjoyed your poem this morning!

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 9/8/2012 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ilene hope today finds you well:)It seems I am always searching but sometimeswhat iam searching for was just tucked away on the back of a shelf. When you find such things it kind of comes with a sense of redemption and a feeelig of peace,Have a great day and thanks for reading....Mark
  1. Date: 9/8/2012 5:53:00 AM
    Very well written! Have a nice weekend. -oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 9/8/2012 6:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks my friend and you too:) Hopetoday finds you well I am a bit tired got up at three am andd wrote down these poemsThree of them it was like domenne opned a dllogate the words just came to me, Take care and peace ...Mark
  1. Date: 9/8/2012 5:40:00 AM
    enjoyed your poem this morning. hugs, catie :)

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 9/8/2012 6:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks katie and hope today finds toy well:) I got up quite early to write this it as it was like someone opened the flood gates three poms came out as fast as i could write Also thanks for the hug:) One right back at you:) Take care and Peace........Mark