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painfully free

i walk slowly to my death, among fields of flowers bloom.
i can feel the petals rip my skin apart, as i brush slightly past.
the wind slaps my face as i move, each step a painful reminder that life is fleeting
rays from the sun burn holes in my mind, just a sign of the carnage yet to come.

the sun's flower burns my fingers as i graze along the center, testing myself
dark welts rise up and form painfully where i grasp, holding tight i continue forward.
it seems so foolish now, as i stand surrounded by my death
the thought of leaving this world for another

yet as i gasp for breath i am reminded that it is too late
theres certain death where i stand, and peace is too far away
i lay down and bring the petals blooms close to my body
its time to embrace the pain meant for me alone and leave this world

finally free

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  1. Date: 2/5/2012 11:12:00 PM
    Embracing the pain meant for me. That sounds all to familiar. What is beautiful to others causes you pain and the peace you seek is an impossibility. So familiar, beautifully written and deeply true.

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 1:31:00 PM
    SAD....Germaine,so sad....touching poem.-oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 12:18:00 PM
    Oh the pain! Such a painful write! :o(Very nice write...But so very painful...When ever your ready to cheer up,and write another collab.I'm here :o) And thank you for the comments.I always appreciate any words of kindness. :o)