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The Journey

Out of darkness from which I harbor no fear, 
I rise with confidence toward a light, dim, 
indicating some distance I must yet travel, 
to reach this journeys end. 

My thoughts revolve around my destination, 
full and content, I glide buoyant in a sea 
never devoid of life, a sea accustomed to 
maintaining the lifeblood of my world, 
providing everything, except what I now need, 
the reason for this journey. 

I look forward toward the light, now less dim, 
in anticipation, my heart beats faster, 
propelling me anxiously toward this journeys end. 

I feel urgency, a pressure in my chest demanding
relief; I experience this process many times 
each day, a mild inconvenience, to live my way. 

Upward, always upward, the light suddenly bright, 
I am the leviathan of the sea, my weight 
is my might, I fear nothing, if not for my need, 
for all my size and strength, my greatest need 
comes not from the sea. 

Suddenly in full light, my bulk lifts to 
fantastic height then crashes back, 
a plume of water shoots in all directions, 
as displacement begins, stale air is driven
from my lungs; I lie quietly, a moment gone by, 
I draw in volumes expanding my lungs full 
of life giving air, the pressure relieved, 
my tissue saturated, renewed, I live fully again, 
preparing once more, my journey now, into the deep, 
this journey, to be repeated over and over, again. 

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  1. Date: 3/30/2010 5:24:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your amazing poetry this morning Mac. So very very happy to see your post today. I wish you the best always in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 12:51:00 PM
    So enjoyed reading your creative write tonight Mac and happy to see u have returned once more.. a superb write from the depths.. luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 3/29/2010 12:15:00 PM
    don't go...enjoyed the work, nicely written