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to what do i owe the pleasure

to this life i live
for every breath i am 
forced to breeth
to this existance
where i have a voice
to the places 
where i have no choice
to the reasons 
that i toil
for the child
that was not spoiled
to intentions that
motivated my invention

what am i ?
who am i ?
and where am i going?

what's guiding my feet to
where they are going
what guides my thinking
to what i am knowing
what inspires my voice and hand
to speak and write what i am

what does my future and past  say
about my today
and if i die will my mission
be compleat
did i say enough
did i write enough
did i do enough

to who and what do these things matter

to me? what do i have?
to God? oh God what have i done?
to the world? yes, i left my mark
maybe a bruse but not a scar

i reached for the stars
climbed the mightest mountian
and gave 110%
and you say my reward
is with in me

all i can say is 
please don't ask me 
to do it again
i couldn't put myself throught it
except to know that 
next time will be harder than this time
that what didn't kill me last time
might kill me this time

has my spirit been broken 
or my gold been refined
how strong do i look 
brokendown crying

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  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:57:00 PM
    He gives no more than we can bare. Yes we leave our mark on this world whether big or small. Nicely penned. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 12:44:00 AM
    great start ..waiting for the what comes next

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 3:53:00 PM
    Yes I do believe we can leave our mark with the way we use our words...Well penned john