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Leaving All I Know

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Leaving All I Know

                                                   This empty feeling
                                          So many places I have seen..

                                                   All I ever knew
                                                Leaving it all behind..

                                                 Thank you for the light
                                     The one that gave birth to my soul..

                                            Now my soul is in captivity
                                Darkness embraces its last bit of freedom..

                                                Leaving all I know
                            Awaiting my death in a cold and wet prison cell..

                                  My feet,shackled to the slippery floor
                 Fear of death written on the wall with invisible characters..

                                             The last spark of hope
         Licks my thoughts as a sunbeam squeezes itself through the tiny window..

                   "Oh,Heavenly Father..are you there to collect my tired bones
                                           ..or to set my soul free?"

                                           I await the bell to chime
                      Knowing they will come and take me to the executioner..


                                           September 2nd 2012

* Inspired by a song called "Hallowed Be Thy Name"

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  1. Date: 11/29/2012 7:04:00 PM
    AWE! it is so sadden to my heart but yet an excellent write. I could feel the words. You have created a very good piece. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 1:18:00 AM
    wow, an inspiring and yet sad one. I am not sure I know the song's lyrics. WAs there someone waiting for execution in the song? VEry good poem, Arild.

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    Date: 10/13/2012 4:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes it was,andrea:) thanks for commenting my friend
  1. Date: 9/26/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Inside the mind and soul of each of us, we search the dark and light. We do our best to pass the test and try to do what's right. But when mistakes are far to great to ever be forgotten. That's when we find we're truly glad for God's only begotten.

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Wow! Such an excellent imagination you have. Splendid poem, Arild. Loved it. Putting it into my favs. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 7:32:00 PM
    amazing inspirational write Arild speaking volumes to the readers .. an equally splendid song to compliment your wondrous lines luv ..

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 3:41:00 PM
    welcome to a lovely friday, arild... may you kee on penning!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 12:57:00 AM
    This is an awesome poem you've penned inspired by the song, Arild. I love it and I like the song. I have a copy of that. Thanks for dropping by and reading my recent work. I'm sorry if my expression of gratitude comes only now. Have a great day and more blessings to you always.

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 12:59:00 PM
    A deeply searching write, Arild. I'll bet these are thoughts that must go through the minds of many, awaiting the "executioner".:( Outstanding imagery.."feet, shackled to the slippery floor".:(( Hope all's going super well with you!!! Mikki

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 7:16:00 AM
    Awesome, Arild i believe it is the reader who will be inspired by this wonderful classic.

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 12:33:00 PM
    a warm hello to you, arild... enjoyed the comments of michael below... be sweetly blessed today!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 4:27:00 PM
    No need for thanks brother. Hope those napkins are for the steak sause lol. Not sure we will be in Florida next year but it may happen. Your a good man with a heart of gold who has my back as I do yours. Later brothe see you on the other side. MJF

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Ok Arild get out your tissues I wrote you a poem, now don't get all mushy on me lol.

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 1:33:00 PM
    had to return for another dose of this piece immersed in lyrical wonder!... :) huggs to you!

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 1:01:00 PM
    about your poem,, I'm taking into a landing zone. I like leaving it all behind,,I'm actually going through them thought.. about leaving all that behind. I also like the light you found and guides you. Hope all is well. always~ PD

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 12:59:00 PM
    Arlid, thank you for the comment on my daring poem.. " Pneumono-ultra-micro-scopic-silico-volcano-co-ni-osis" It was a dare, from our poet friend Ruben, and more.. DID you see how i identified the word for you. That is how i learned to pronounce it. It was actually fun, I learned how to pronounce it many years ago, while playing a game called, "CRANIUM" and saying it is actually fun. I just never thought of using it in a poem UNTIL,, Nette approached me with the word..LOL.. naughty Nette...PD

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 10:36:00 AM
    WOW! Very touching my friend... an excellent powerful write! Kudos... cheers, Jack

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 10:28:00 AM
    wow, this is a really powerful poem, Arild. And to see you were inspired by such a great song. One of your best poems!

  1. Date: 9/3/2012 7:11:00 AM
    EXCELLENT MY POET BROTHER... You always have deep poetry that stays with the reader long after we log out.... Michael

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 11:08:00 PM
    I feel the pain and the struggle to find hope in a hopeless situation. A most powerful write, Arild! Not familiar with the song but would love to hear it. Let me know the name of the artist when you get a chance...big hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/2/2012 7:20:00 PM