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Live for Today

I'm standing in the calm before the storm
while you're at home in bed, safe and warm
I'm watching the waves crashing upon the shore
I'm not fighting it anymore...just let it pour

I've held this weight for far too long
as ya'll sit and watch like nothing is wrong
I drop to one knee as the pressure grows
how many more will pass? who knows

I'll let the rain wash away my past
as i let go of hope, at last
you're burdens shall be mine no more
I'm not fighting it anymore...just let it pour

all of humanity seems to be lost at sea
I would help everyone, but who's gonna help me
life is short and you will die
as will those in need that you walked by

those are your brothers and sisters, you let down
step down from your throne and lay down your crown
you're nothing but a peasant among the crowd
even in royalty...decency is allowed

people don't want to try... people don't seem to care
they'll watch the world fall apart, then wonder why it's not there
ignorance is bliss...or so that's what they say
tommorrow could be different... but it's just another day

It's a wonder what one man could change
yet no one does anything and you don't find that strange?
standing in the calm before the storm, yet tommorrows, may be no more
I'm not fighting it anymore...just let it pour

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  1. Date: 5/18/2010 6:46:00 AM
    and many kind hearted folk have visited this sorrow and discontent. What you do not yet believe...is ..what we see and feel is determined by where WE chose to look..if you are not seeing what you wish to see..you are looking in the wrong places. BIG HUG..soup mail

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 6:45:00 AM
    Your comments on my Madness Rides..were very kind. I felt like I was channeling. I wrote it none stop in 2 or 3 hours of writing. Needless to say...the feelings felt familiar...YOUR write above is heartfelt..by a "giver" to a "taking" world,

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 1:30:00 PM
    Hi Mike, thank you for your kind words on my poetry, as one door closes another opens, with even brighter opportunities worthy of you! You have great expression in your poems, take a look at my poem, Your Soul Your Spirit Is Really You, love Simone

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 4:59:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem today. Really what I like to read. Has a little bit of slam in it ..

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 9:27:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us I enjoyed reading it today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with inspiration Mike. Love, Carol