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Great is my desire to know this life
of passionate days under a golden light.
Walking in to arms that are held wide open,
I believe there is an acceptance which is as deep as the ocean.
With my heart breaking free, I am now ready to feel
single moments of release while I stay true to my belief.
Rejecting a past that had turned sour the mind
with learned perceptions from spoken words delivered and unkind.

What is the cost to find this place?
It is a race I endeavor to finish with grace.
Where my dreams are fulfilled under the eyes of a lover,
and the world remains open ready to be discovered.
Giving and taking come in equal measure
with a treasure received from the found eagle’s feather.
In surrendering to this desire I am gaining on this life,
riding passionate waves found under the moon light.

Copyright © Gale Greenwood

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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 8:00:00 PM
    A beautiful poem so thoughtfully penned, Gail! A warm welcome to Poetry Soup...hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/7/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Gale this is a beauty, I especially love the the ending.. I really enjoyed your piece :) tc Wilma

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 3:03:00 PM
    Hoping you continue to find the inspiration to write and share your outstanding poetry with us Gale. I enjoyed reading your poetry very much today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 11:21:00 AM
    Absolutely beautiful poem!

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 10:58:00 AM
    fantastic poem Gale...enjoy reading it before midnight...have a good day always..

  1. Date: 9/6/2012 10:22:00 AM
    Lovely posted dear poet, Gale. - oxox love Anne-Lise :)