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The Traveller

The sun beats down on a leather face, 
The burnt remnants of a trying past. 
Saddened eyes gazing towards nothing, 
The empty stare of a life harassed. 

A single pair of footsteps trailing, 
Disappearing into the distance. 
Weighted footprints from a heavy heart, 
The proof of lonely perseverance. 

Barely standing on two blood stained feet, 
Supporting old knees so rickety. 
A silhouette wavering in wind, 
The epitome of frailty. 

Essence escapes from every pore, 
A heavy musk, reeking of defeat. 
The remains of a figure once proud, 
Desire's fire finally obsolete. 

Well versed in the language of failure, 
Silent screams, shattered dreams so hollow. 
The crying sun eternally sets, 
Dark shadows stretch until tomorrow. 

A weary soul in search of haven, 
Quickly rejected by Heaven's Gate. 
Overcome with exhaustion, yet still, 
Reluctant to surrender to fate.

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 2:28:00 PM
    Found this on the Featured Poems list and had to drop by and tell you how much I liked it. Great write on such a tender subject. May fate be your pal !!

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:15:00 PM
    MEST :-) your poem has been a wonderful write to find on the soups front page... '"Congratulations"" with your awesome featured poem of the week... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 12:27:00 PM
    This is absolutely breath taking!

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Loved reading this poem immensely. Awesome!!!

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:40:00 PM
    You are an excellent writer, impressed with your writing ability, don't quiet, Rose xxx

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    Date: 12/2/2012 6:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry, I meant don't quit, write some more, Enjoyed your sharing, Rxxx