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Kevin's Sestina

It dawned on me as the smoke would reflect
I, in an empty space deprived of sleep
Fundamental limit to be conceived
Prelude to a dream as vivid as real
Image seared in my head, you watch me drown
The thought, persistent enough to exist

Redefine alive, draw breath to exist
In solitary moments I reflect
Your still lifeless eyes are watching me drown
To fade as though a medicated sleep
To be flawed, scared, normal is to be real
Look beyond what you see, all is conceived

Pure depth is not so easily conceived  
True belief with contempt, will it exist
Second guess or question when this is real
The failure and broken tries I reflect
Replay each moment, haunts me in my sleep
The peace I draw in hopes this too will drown

Feeling numbs as it fades, released I drown
Subjective perception no one conceived
Car crash and broken glass herd in my sleep
My eyes will count the seconds I exist
Mortality I mimic or reflect
The last deep breathe before the storm is real

If what you hold is hollow, what is real?
What we perceive society will drown
Sentiment comes to life as we reflect
Thought process seems difficult when conceived
Resentment I thought would never exist
Faith guide my words to god praying for sleep

Nameless faces blend and fall into sleep
The pain I feel, the tears I cry are real
Hostility will forever exist
Bound to the breathless screams my blood will drown
It’s the fear I chase, I have now conceived 
Discomfort I carry as I reflect
Warm white light is soothing, now I may sleep
Profound emotion, aftermath is real
Reassured, there’s no question I exist

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 5:59:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Kevin. Love, Carol