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(Almost) Perfect Life

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(Almost) Perfect Life

I see and feel
Something in you,
Somewhat real
And somewhat true

I always toy with wit and fate,
I have no medium, I have no heart
To feel a thing. Not love nor hate
Nor pity for this world, apart.

The spinning wheel
Fortunes accrue,
Is never real
And never true

Here I stand at infinity's edge
A silent sleepless fall awaits
Shall I jump, or make a pledge
To find the truth at higher stakes?

My life's appeal
Took off and flew.
Almost real
And Almost true

I take a breath and close my eyes
Before bluntly calling life's bluff.
How soon I've come to realize
The truth: That Almost isn't enough

So bid the state of life farewell.
At the edge of darkness, there I fell.
My soul to you, I'll never sell.
When Almost fades, I'll wait in hell.

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  1. Date: 3/12/2009 3:40:00 AM

    What a truth to learn. Stark write Gael

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 8:32:00 PM

    Gael what a profound ending to this well written piece - I reckon so - God Bless, MJ