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Until I Find My Way Back

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Until I Find My Way Back

As shadows loom within my mind,
I fight to keep out family.
Afraid of what it is I'll find,
perhaps, someone less, than was me.
Never to have again, normalcy.

You refuse to be left behind,
you fight for me, none to gently.
Opening doors I have lined,
with fear, lost trust, lock and key.
With understanding, you set me free.

I will accept the cup, of offered kind.
Rejoice in happy memories.
Realize I was existing, blind,
in something less than reality.
Like a photo, faded and grainy.

I'll sip the calm and just unwind,
let go of what's shading me.
I'll find all that I left in time.
My destination, I can see.
Now, I need to start the journey.

For the contest; English Quintain
Sponsored by Francine Roberts

Copyright © Paula Swanson

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  1. Date: 12/22/2011 6:45:00 PM
    yes we do have to find a way back. i know what you mean. the fears that make ... reactions not clear. and clear reactions that are all too clear. starting over finding people you can trust and finding those you distrust. it's a long journey but at the end you will find those that you can love unconditionally. T.S.

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 5:48:00 PM
    I really like this poem Paula, it is sentimental and tender in subject. Thank you for sharing, love,vie

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 5:47:00 PM
    I wish you well, happy holy days. Light & Love