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i am the last to walk this path
as i look at the people around me
my eyes fill with tears
for they don't know
there lives are built on ignorance 
sometimes i smile
for they walk with me

i am the last to hold this wait
i have chosen to carry this
this fate is mine and mine alone
joy floods in to my soul
as but one hears
just one make the wait light
as he stands up and walks alone

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  1. Date: 10/27/2009 7:30:00 AM
    good write, congrats on the win, it is great!!

  1. Date: 10/17/2009 1:41:00 PM
    seems like a long wait you must carry but a victorious write in this contest congrats!

  1. Date: 10/16/2009 11:46:00 PM
    Wow! No wonder why Matt chose this piece among the winners of his contest! Terrific write, John! Congratulations! Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/16/2009 5:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Matt's contest John. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/13/2009 4:39:00 AM
    Interesting thoughts put to pen. First stanza, fifth line is especially nice. Sara