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What You Should Do

Late at night
    music on the radio
the lights out 
   Your fate is in your hands
What you should do 
      with your remaining time 
  is something you must decide
      Late at night 
            music on the radio 
the candle of life 
    burning slowly 
You must decide what you 
      should do 
The demons within 
     and without
   Make your decision 
a difficult one
       illuminate your path 
Let starlight aid you 
         on your journey 
Let yourself travel
          on paths of peace
towards the ultimate goal 
     which lies at the end
of a very long road

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  1. Date: 6/26/2012 11:48:00 PM
    A very reflective piece that highlights the anomalies of perception and reality's within its lines Matthew; sharpens my thoughts I hope to some good."

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 6:21:00 PM
    A thought provoking write, Matthew. Much to see on this path towards "which lies at the end". "a very long road", we might stubble but should dust ourselves off and move ahead. Nicely penned!! Mikki

  1. Date: 6/23/2012 6:24:00 PM
    I really like this one,Matt. it's similar to other poems of yours and yet distinct!

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 7:38:00 PM
    With time running out there is limited opportunity to get it together. Nice ending that gives hope.

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 3:45:00 PM
    nicely written Matthew

  1. Date: 6/20/2012 10:18:00 AM
    I see, don't waste your free time doing nothing ..when you could be doing something that moves you forward in life.very meaningful write ~always&forever Lynette

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 3:23:00 AM
    Divulge inside for answers, I guess. A good expressive write with a smooth flow.Thank you for visiting my page.

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 7:58:00 PM
    You sure draw many pictures of the heavens in this contemplative write. Quite possibly, u have the answer and need to just GO FOR IT! The answer is usually found when we talk to the One who made these stars. Love to ya, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 7:56:00 PM
    Matthew, You'll have to forgive me for not visiting your poems for the longest time...Sometimes just pop over and say, "Hey, check out my latest!" bc I had been so busy with school for the past 2 yrs and got out of touch with some of my fav'd poets. Gwendolen

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 6:55:00 PM
    what should yoyu do with your remaining time. i think at this point that questioned has been answered already. the question now is should i go deeper. risk it all though my heart is at stake. it's a high stakes risk we're taking when we give our all.

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 6:49:00 PM
    Very expressive and emotive work..I feel that this one speaks of something deeper than just late at night..Enjoyed reading this eve..Thanks for stopping by, reading, and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 6/17/2012 6:16:00 PM
    I love this poem... it's so good! It's probably... you'll never believe this... one of my favorites!Once again, I want you to know that this poem is incredible... you should really think about getting it published. I know a great website that publishes poetry in a book and you can win prizes. (It's a contest.) You could easily win; this poem is dynamite! Visit and you'll find it under the tab: "Monthly Contest." You really should enter it... it is a truly outstanding poem.