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As I Open My eyes

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As I Open My eyes

I wander through this world and I do get lost,
Though I become aware of what this all cost.
Sometimes the pieces do not always fit,
Sometimes I can’t see from this place I sit.

As the light retreats I wonder where it went.
Nothing returns from all messages I sent.
The stars and the moon shine so bright.
They seem like a reminder, now it is night.

Tail lights vanish into the dark night
 Once in view, but now out of sight.
Things disappear that were once so clear,
As darkness surrounds I am left with my fear.

A beacon of hope seems to guide me through. 
I awake this morning to a day that is new.
I hope and pray, the sun will shine,
To warm my soul, so I will feel fine.

So many things seem to get in the way.
But I am just glad to wake up today.
Maybe after time all will seem right.
My future’s before me, the sun shines bright.

I realize I am not bound to any course.
I feel some sorrow and find the source.
I know that happiness comes from within,
I step to the start yet don’t know where to begin.

Still it seems better than it was yesterday,
I gaze around to find another way.
All that I search for is right before me.
I just open my eyes and then I can see.

It isn’t a mystery I’ve been here before,
As a window closes it opens a door.
I gather the pieces from off of the floor,
My eyes shall see what there is in store.

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  1. Date: 5/15/2012 7:40:00 PM
    Awesome!! Been there....sometimes more then I want to.

    Russell Avatar Mark Russell
    Date: 5/15/2012 8:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Julie we have all been here at one time or another:) The thing is can you pick up the pieces and go home? I think so! Have a great night and thanks for reading.....Mark
  1. Date: 5/15/2012 7:39:00 PM
    Awesome!! Been there....sometimes more then I want to.

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 7:38:00 PM
    Awesome!! Been there....sometimes more then I want to.