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In the midst of seasons the sun was hiding.
At first I cried but then I faced the light
-and I was only a spark of life's fire-
through the chinks of my eye.
From my first name until the last
I've been called a thousand times
I've been told a thousand lies
from my first time until the last.
Escape's destiny was not a choice
-roads were already there-
as I was leaving past behind
along with wounded flags and songs
to no country I belonged
as I ran into the wild.
Fear's power became mine
and I slept on bed of dawn
reaching my ancient route, touching my naked ego
softly as a fly
breathing the air from the inside
from citie's terrorism I survived
Lying on nature's nest like a bird,
like a bird child.
My senses binded were with the wild
-wild senses I let them fly-
and while I delivered my crown to earth's judgement
I knew I was no glorious queen,
I was alive.

Copyright © valeria iliadou

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  1. Date: 12/7/2012 9:00:00 AM
    Strong writing Valerie, alive is always so good. Well told poem of awakening. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 7:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Sandy Ivy's "Viewing Life" contest Valeria. Love Carol

  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:50:00 AM
    Hello Valeria! You silenced me totally! Very very moving words having a hugest possible impact on me. From the bottom of my heart: many many congratulations. :+) Ellie Daphne

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 4:27:00 PM
    Congrats :-) Sandy

  1. Date: 1/18/2012 2:54:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing this poem...touching. - oxox love Anne-Lise