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Skipping Stone

I was just thinking of my memories
The good, bad the happy and sad
The ones I wish I could forget
But never will
The ones I wish I could remember
But never can
The people I have loved and lost
My memories are full of people who shared my dreams
But found themselves lost in my nightmare
Though the nightmare was no less
Than a dream in itself  
As a stone skips across the water
Sometimes the emptiness overwhelms me
As the memories are close enough for me to taste.
Yet forever out of reach
Lost in the darkness created by my addictions
For my memories were too much to bear
And I just had to forget
The guilt of my own shame
And I was so confused that I thought the needle
Was taking away my pain
When it was the very thing that created it
As a stone skips across the water 
I ask of you dear Lord 
What am I to be?
He replied, “Mike you are the stone skipping out to me”
I don’t know exactly what that means
But I reckon someday I will
Until then all I can say
The Lord and I are skipping still
For everyday is a memory and tomorrow is a dream
And I am just a simple stone skipping down the stream

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  1. Date: 9/30/2008 8:57:00 AM
    Those that walk through darkness know the true brightness of God. Thanks for sharing and for reaching out.

  1. Date: 9/19/2008 8:52:00 PM
    I love this poem Michael! Raw, honest, emotional, and simply beautiful! Congratulations on your winning the contest! And thank you for reading and commenting on my poems also! Trudy

  1. Date: 9/19/2008 7:38:00 AM
    Just to say Michael I airmailed your prize this morning.Rgds Brian & have a good family weekend

  1. Date: 9/19/2008 2:56:00 AM
    this is good indeed michael...very deep , very real and very wise...i felt like you were talking about my memories..that means the poem connected and that is what we poets want to connect with the rather. Very good poem...keep it up John E

  1. Date: 9/18/2008 8:08:00 PM
    Mr Jordan- Your commitment to writing is good. As a person changes his heart his writings will follow. It is a combination of experience heart mind and soul. I value respect greatly just like inprison. If a man does not respect a woman or another mans woman he needs to change his heart to gain the respect that he longs for for example. Each word that comes out of someones breath is of the outmost importance because that tells you the reasons why he said it. Keep working on respect. Good luck

  1. Date: 9/18/2008 5:07:00 PM
    hi Michael, you went deep down to the bottom of the ocean with this one, as I said your writes pull one in like, you are being told the greatest story of all times, you write what you are and have been in the past and that makes for the greatest story ever told, you never know how what you pen is going to affect someone else, it definitely will not harm anyone, and you have a story that needs to be heard, say it loud I am a living example that giving your life over to God is the greatest gift, D

  1. Date: 9/18/2008 4:59:00 PM
    Simply an awesome poem. Very well written and evokes a lot of feelings and emotion. Stunning. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 9/18/2008 2:49:00 PM
    Michael this is wonderful. I like your use of metaphor in this poem. The theme is right on point. Keep skipping with God. He will guide your feet. I like how the poem is reinforced with the theme. The personification is excellent. Great job! ~Joseph

  1. Date: 9/18/2008 3:56:00 AM
    That is cool, Michael, and beautifully said- everything we do brings us closer to where we need to be, bless all you've been through and where you are headed, love Kristin

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 11:54:00 PM
    Love the kyrielle use of this phrase 'As a stone skips across the water' Michael.Nice wok.Rgds Brian & thanks for your kind comments

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 12:37:00 PM
    Love the line everyday is a memory and tomorrow is a dream and the last line also. this was a touching and warm piece you wrote Michael

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 12:28:00 PM
    that is the thing with trying to forget. once you start you never know what will go with the memories you what to lose. l..l~

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 12:07:00 PM
    I love this one! Thank you for your kind sweet words about my poems! You will never know how much they mean to me! I do have a book put together, it's called "I Believe I Can Fly"--but of course trying to find a publisher is a whole different story--you have to find someone who believes you can fly as well!

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 11:13:00 AM
    One of your best Michael. Your inspiring journey uniquely expressed, as only you can do. Reaching deep, through your talent, from your heart and soul to ours. Beautiful. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 9:33:00 AM
    "Just a simple stone, skipping down the stream" I like this finish. Memories are just with us. All too easy to say, forget the past, the time is now. I think you definitely have the right philosophy. Love, Daver

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 9:22:00 AM
    You're skipping out in the right direction. You might hit a few rough bounces but your destination will be intact. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 9/17/2008 8:08:00 AM
    What a beautiful way to express your reaching out to God, Michael. You have such a marvelous way to show each of us what is in your heart, and those experiences you've encountered along the way, will make a difference. I believe that God has a plan for you to use your life to teach. God Bless ~ Carrie