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On the High Peak

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On the High Peak

Oh how beautiful the sun that was rising,
The sun I had spent my life despising.
It marked a time of torture, a time of grief,
The dead, knotted trees above me had not one leaf.

I wished for my life to end, for my sorrow was not known,
Tears would not come, the pain went down to the bone.
Comfort was all I wanted, my heart was so sore,
My one true love was no more.

My  eyes darkened and my soul gave a mighty shriek, 
For I had pushed the knife inside me on that high peak.
I opened my eyes, life was still mine, 
My mistake was realized, in God I do trust for he lived in the beginning of time.

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  1. Date: 10/11/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry placing in Brian's contest Emily. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 7:41:00 PM
    Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 11:13:00 AM
    Congrats Emily on HM in this contest .. wonderful words..enjoy special honor luv...

  1. Date: 5/25/2011 8:12:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetry today. I totally enjoyed reading it Emily. Hope you have a beautiful day filled with inspiration. Love, Carol