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Finding the key

Finding the key

He’s putting his life in order
He’s not a kid no more
Took him a long time growing up
Through all the inner wars
But now he’s getting there at last
He’s climbing through the mist
He’s putting things in order
He will not be dismissed.

For many years a beast kept under
Will rot within his cage
He’ll seethe within with fury
Because of inner rage
But then one day the man looks in 
And sees that blessed beast
He sees that it can’t really hurt him
Not even in the least.

He learns then at a deep, deep level
That the beast it has no power.
It be the mark of the fearful man
Who truly will not flower
He’s let the beast so cower him
That he stands there looking scared
Yet look the fear right in the eye
And the truth be everywhere

He must recognize his jailor
And say “Give me the key!!!”
Then he know it’s he that’s holding
The end to misery
He has to learn to like himself
That’s the only way to go
To bring those shadows to the light 
And feel his life just flow

He must rest within his glory
It’s the only way to go
Let the light come into him
And feel that inner glow
Then never will these prison walls
Take hold of him again
Because he’ll hold the key to freedom
From all his inner pain.

11 December 2013 @ 1755hrs.

Copyright © Peter Duggan

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  1. Date: 1/6/2014 4:43:00 PM
    - Peter, this is a brilliant poem - really clever written - when the "key" fits, life worth living - Enjoyed it a lot. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/7/2014 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Anne-Lise, your comments are so very kind....peter
  1. Date: 1/6/2014 11:09:00 AM
    Most no matter what their childhood situation has at least one internal fear that can haunt them the rest of their life if they don't face that fear and let it be buried..Great work expressing the idea..I enjoyed reading this one.Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/6/2014 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Sara, your comments are very special to me. I am sure the finished product will be excellent, my friend....peter
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 1/6/2014 11:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for dropping by..I still haven't finished "The Hands Of Time"...Sara
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 10:26:00 PM
    Sounds like you've broken free of a heavy burden carried a long while maybe happy youve found peace...:-) :-)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/6/2014 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It took me a lot of years Donna, and a lot of working on myself, But it was worth it. I appreciate all your kind comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 9:43:00 PM
    One must love oneself, and understand that inner voice within, that is the key to a happy rounded life, but sometimes one loses take of that key to unlock ones inner door deep within our selves, you must find it and the only way is to find that quiet peace agin. loved how you expressed your emotions and am glad you found your key. cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/6/2014 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It takes a lot of self enquiry Cheri, but the result are wonderful. I am so happy these days that I am sure I irritate the people around me lol. Thank you for your very kind comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 9:22:00 PM
    i love the way you incorporate uplifting messages into many of your poems and in this one, you've done an amazing job! very inspiring...

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 1/6/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ilene, I also love your very simple but wonderful poems. I appreciate your kind words, My friend.....Peter