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From The Floor

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From The Floor

To it they all fall.
Nameless faces to the game.
Broken in shame into empty spaces they do crawl.

One has to win for the other to lose.
The road takes many turns.
But we all meet defeat no matter which you choose.

Busted knuckles burnt bridges leaving 
a callus heart sore.
Life appears in many forms from the floor.

Ive tasted bitter endings claimed 
in regret.
Nights the soul does drift.
To a place I yern to forget.

Its a dream we no longer recall.
So distant to us now.
We question did we ever want it at all.

i'll gather my fragments oh a jaded heart 
as I act blind while you head out the door.
Then colapse and take it one more time
from the floor.

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  1. Date: 12/17/2009 3:20:00 PM
    Great write, John. I love the fourth verse-so true. Great job! Peace and love, Audrey P.S. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 12:16:00 PM
    Sad but true statement that for every winner there is a loser. Making choices can very difficult and we are often left with "what ifs?" and regret. The crushing defeat of these bitter endings can certainly leave us feeling as though we were looking up "from the floor." I'm hoping this holiday season finds your precious heart filled with love and happiness. Merry Christmas, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 11:46:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your outstanding poetry with us today John. I enjoyed reading it. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/17/2009 12:47:00 AM
    Nice work John, you have an extra 'o' in broken on the first stanza...Raul

  1. Date: 12/16/2009 1:22:00 PM
    Interesting thoughts put to pen. Keep the pen flowing. Sara