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Onward

reluctant, 
I set darkened seas.
horizons slip through feebled fingers
impotent against sky.

what pinned the stars in place?
what streaked dawn’s last trace?

matterless now
an emptied course.
mute sirens sit, clicking
watch disaster, shaking heads.

blunder blindly ahead 
backward no more-
no peek at distant shores
for signs of smoked remorse.

no retrieved reprieve
just on till to tomorrow,
a hardened breath
and heart

come sorrow, come regret
we sail.

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  1. Date: 8/10/2010 5:54:00 AM
    Kris, I really love this. Your imagery is very powerful. Sad, but beautiful. Sarah :0)

  1. Date: 8/9/2010 8:18:00 PM
    Kris, very deep with sadness, enjoyed your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 8:14:00 PM
    Wonderful and very creative words Kris.. thankxxx for your great comments tonight.. now I have a HAIKU contest going on if u want to try your hand at it.. just read my example on my list "Fashionesta" and u will see the syllable count... good luck if u enter..happy weekend..luv..

  1. Date: 8/6/2010 10:00:00 AM
    This has such sadness in it. Very good one, Kris. I think I have run out of poems of yours now to see! glad I saw this one. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 8/5/2010 10:26:00 AM
    Kris, this is so powerful. You could enter it in the 2012 contest because it takes us to the end of a heartfelt and complex journey, just as Judgment Day will. Awesome! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/4/2010 1:37:00 AM
    Such a deep and moving write-- and your last two lines ended this thought provoking poem really well, Kris! Onward we sail indeed! --nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/3/2010 5:59:00 AM
    Sometimes onward is the only way, stuck in one place negates growth.. enjoyed your write Kris