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The Revenant

Awake the child that ached for years
The frightened man, ashamed of fear
I hold too tightly to this place
The reverence that lead to waste

Silent virtue comes undone
The burning pain, and dying sun
I can’t recall what I did want
And all that’s left is dead and gone

Innocence was spent on pain
My mind was twisted; left insane
The heart that tried to rise above
Was left alone because it never could

Depth and silence masquerade
The embodiment of all I say
My shadow crawling closer now
As I begin to question how

The misery that took my breath
Refracts itself until my death
This mirror world that will not break
Reflects to me all of my mistakes

Awake the ice that I’ve become
This destiny has overrun
The fallen centuries that I’ve felt
And all the heartache I have dealt

The vision of a child is gone
The fearful man has come upon
The image of a dying world
What’s left behind – no longer held

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  1. Date: 5/9/2012 5:10:00 PM
    A splendid piece, my friend! Superb flow, couplet rhyming and content. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 3:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Ian. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/4/2011 2:55:00 PM
    Outstanding piece of verse Ian. A lot of good verses here. Congrats on being featured this week:)

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved feature this week Ian. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 12:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Ian

  1. Date: 3/31/2011 8:15:00 AM
    a very touching and moving piece of fine poetry.

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:02:00 AM
    Creative and interesting write, Ian

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 5:17:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this exceptional piece of poetry this morning Ian. Thank you for sharing it. Love, Carol