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If I had the words

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If I had the words

If I had the words to speak of a new beginning,
I would crawl inside that inspiration and cry the tears that elude me,
I sometimes wonder if my daughter will know the horror of a soul that won’t cry,
I hope not, I hope she knows nothing but sadness and joy,
I once dreamed of a Christmas morning adorned with all of my friends and family laughing
to the sounds of Earth, Wind, and Fire.
And soon that may come.
But now, I see dreams just beyond my reach,
And hopes that look impossible,
This sorrow is a wondrous antidote to the horror of my refracted consciousness screaming
that I am hell bound,
For I may never know the joy of dreams fulfilled,
But in the meantime, I feel God’s tears pitter patting on my window sill,
And I leave my window open, so that he knows I’m listening.

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  1. Date: 11/29/2009 6:43:00 AM
    Woodrow, these words are truly beautiful... "to the sounds of Earth, Wind, and Fire" my very favorite group of all time .. and keep reaching higher and longer and your dreams will come true.. they will only die if u stop reaching .. God knows u are listening and in HIS time everything comes together.. HE connects all the dots.. in life.... thankxxx for your comments on my poetry.. lots of "the legend" wee real .. back in the day.. luv Linda-Marie, Soup"Sweetie"

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 4:03:00 PM
    This is a beautiful write. Your words are so real and straight from the soul. The last line seals the deal... And yes, He knows you're listening. Great write. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 10:03:00 AM
    Awesome write here, Woodrow ... the deal is that nobody is going to hell cause its already been here for us on earth ... smile ... along with a little bit of heaven of course ... No, you're bound for the Great Consciousness right along with the rest of us ... LOL ... Been awhile since you've posted here at the Soup. Hope you and yours are doing well.