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Swim Sin

Restless I ran to reach the rivers road
Whose nile was long and depth as deep as dreams
Its surface slept on sands of soils gold
A surface swayed by symphonies of streams
My soul, departed from myself, it seems

Breathless my body begged for breath of air
Nourished with life from mouth to mouth repair
My dark for depression to drive
I tried to drown and dine in deaths affair
A death that God did not want me to dive

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  1. Date: 9/1/2011 3:17:00 PM
    a sense of foreboding that highlights deep, impressive images, johnny! how thought-provoking! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 8:36:00 PM
    Johnny, this almost sounds like a trip into mental illness. It has that surreal vision to take one into the dark depths. Amazing verse my friend.

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 12:11:00 PM
    A great example of this form. Love the depth conveyed in this piece, very moving. Stunning work as usual Johnny. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 8/31/2011 12:21:00 AM
    Very interesting one, Johnny since I don't consider you a person who would want this. It's fun sometimes to write from different perspectives though and I appreciated the imagery in this poem. About KAsh, do not be lies from both of us. I am so surprised by the number of folks here who always just thought he was a girl this whole time!

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 9:41:00 PM
    Well I am not sure what to say....sad!

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 9:04:00 PM
    powerful emotion Johnny and we can never leave before our arrived time to disrupt God's Plan for our lives.. intense lines intoxicate the reader luv.. death is probably easier than we all think ..but why find out sooner than later.. this piece is a brilliant composition luv..

  1. Date: 8/30/2011 7:00:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your outstanding poetry today Johnny. Love, Carol