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The Ending of The Show

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The Ending of The Show

Have you ever listened to the silence?
Alone in the giant trees
Have you ever experienced your soul?
Being totally at ease
Have you ever stood atop a volcano?
Felt its trembling power
Ever smelled the sulfur boiling in the pits
Man that sure is sour
Have you ever loved with all that you are?
Holding nothing back
Have you ever completely lost who you are?
Trying to find your way back
Have you ever stood atop a mountain?
Cursed the Lord above
Have you ever sat alone in a Prison cell?
Accepting his forgiving love
You know I have been an evil man
Every sense of the word
In my memory I remember screams
Tormenting to be heard
So much I wish that I could forget
So much I have to tell
About the emptiness you feel inside
The pure solitude of hell
My life no longer belongs to me
I am on a quest
To show the world a man can be
Beyond any test
My pain is deep and my spirits are high
Eagle gliding in the sky
Brave enough to fight any man
Strong enough to cry
A rock to those who know me well
A leader in the night
A warrior that would never run
God I love the fight
A tender man of true compassion
My wife taught me well
That’s why everything that I can be
I offer to her spell
Angels come with big brown eyes
Strong enough at heart
They encourage you to rise above
Finish what you start
Sometimes when I start to write
I fall into a trance
And the poem becomes a partner
Gliding in a dance
Where the poem goes is with the flow
I just tag along
I try real hard to keep the beat
Swaying with the song
Some parts are good and others bad
Some are in between
But from the first word to the last
The soul in me is seen
I pray before that final curtain call
I will have left my mark
That people will think back and say
The light rose from the dark
Everyone must choose their own way
I am no one to lead
If you wish to make your life a garden
I have some real good seed
Always be totally honest with yourself
The person that you are
Space is a place full of dark matter
Grasp to your own star
Be strong enough to always open up
Let go of what you hide
Because in the overall scheme of things
They’re a nowhere ride
If you wish to hold the one you love
Always let it show
Remember that they must be free
We all need room to grow
Trust in them with all that you are
Never forget to show
That they are the one you will adore
To the ending of the show

Due to the length I joined the four line stanzas together



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  1. Date: 9/16/2009 9:06:00 AM

    Your poetry always brings a warm feeling of hope, Michael. Wonderful piece. Ruben.

  1. Date: 9/9/2009 7:18:00 PM

    Man...I'm WITH YOU on this one...Gotta' read some more... Tim

  1. Date: 9/9/2009 11:28:00 AM

    Michael, dear - again you teach so many of life's lessons with you incredible poetry. Such wisdon - such hope. You never cease to amaze me. yf4l, love you, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/8/2009 9:04:00 PM

    you mesmerize me with poetic flow of honesty...oh goodness! Michael! you have outdone yourself here! wow! more than fav can do justice!...I could go on forever how this has bolstered my path.....thank you!....

  1. Date: 9/8/2009 5:43:00 PM

    You're wrong, MJ. You ARE one to lead. This poem shows how love can turn around a person's life. Spread this message far and wide. There are thousands who need the hope you provide here. Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/7/2009 9:50:00 AM

    Michael, again you bring tears to my eyes. I cry not for the old Michael but cry with joy for you the new Michael. I am so proud of you. YF4L Love and blessings to you and yours always, Carol

  1. Date: 9/7/2009 9:20:00 AM

    Excellent write friend....:JP]

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 11:33:00 PM

    Lkie the kyrielle flavour of the early part of this verse.Michael.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today.

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 1:06:00 PM

    Michael, I am amased at the way you were able to bring such feeling to my heart with this fine poem. I enjoy reading your words. Still praying my son can some day see the light as you have done.

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 11:22:00 AM

    mike I have been in your shoes so this touches the heart what a heartfelt write my friend enjoyed it and really opened the love channels too between me and god thanks for the uplift hope you enter this in contest that was just put out I did one too but mine is about abuse keep up the wonderful writing and remember you can only bring down self so dont do it for god has given you that 2 nd chance my friend

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 10:58:00 AM

    what a treasure trove reading these verses,,going to my favs,,,and hope you re better,,you and your wife and kids in my daily prayers--charma:)

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 10:54:00 AM

    This is a true masterpiece, Michael, your love and devotion for Antoinette is commendable. It's hard enough to stick with one person for a lifetime without all the other issues addiction adds to the equation. When you have the love of your life, it's worth fighting for, you and I have those kinds of love. I wish everone could have that kind of love. and don't worry about not seeing the mail until after the winners were posted, as you see, I figured it out! LOL Love you and God Bless you, ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 9/6/2009 9:45:00 AM

    Michael You really touched my heart with this poem. One of my favorites of yours. What a amazing gift you have. Read it twice! Many blessings my friend. Take care Love Light Truth Patricia