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Crippled Emotions

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Crippled Emotions

Since you left me
I have no place to go
Im a open wound 
That will never heal

My freedom is limited
My wings have been cut off
Need to fly away
But my burden is too heavy

Like a crippled bird
Im doomed to fall from the sky
Life didn`t turn out the way we planned
Now I need a plan to proceed

The journey most continue
Like it or not,regardless the mental resistance
Got to find a new spiritual spring
To bring the sunshine and warmth back to mind


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  1. Date: 3/26/2012 9:52:00 PM
    The best part about experiencing pain like this is that we grow from it.. Like you said, you now appreciate what you have been blessed with.. This is a beauty, love the title too.. I am on the mend Arild, eventually went to the doc on Monday ;) thanks a mill for caring for "mystery me" lol love & hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 12:46:00 PM
    A deep pain you are speaking of; very nicely expressed Arild.

  1. Date: 1/22/2012 11:06:00 AM
    This piece is deep...pains, emotion, travels, definitely another good write Arild.

  1. Date: 1/13/2012 2:52:00 PM
    So feel the pain of this piece. Well captured and written. Thanks so much for stopping by my work and for your kind comments, much appreciated. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 1:37:00 PM
    Heartfelt poetry...was glad to read your comment and hear that you were not in this place any longer. May your flight continue with bliss !! God Bless

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Nicely written, Arild. Emotions, can indeed, cripple us - but time heals all wounds. Recognizing that the "journey must continue" is the first step towards getting back those wings and lightening the burden. Thanks for sharing. Joe

  1. Date: 1/8/2012 7:38:00 AM
    Very expressive and emotive of a person who has lost the love of their life..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 1/5/2012 5:30:00 AM
    Arild, really good poem , I feel like your writing for me.Last stanza very meaningful. Anne

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 3:18:00 PM
    this happened to me years ago. it will be a long time getting over it. but you will heal. i did. john

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 2:19:00 PM
    May the God of peace and love fill your soul soon, so your wings can fly again to new horizons, love and light, vie, soupmail

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 7:58:00 PM
    Wonderful imagery in your words- I'm an open wound- Yes- there are seasons in life - all the very best, Brenda

  1. Date: 1/1/2012 10:37:00 AM
    I owe you guys a explanation about this write.I wrote it years back,(around the ice-age or so).But it is a lesson learned,one has to maintain the great miracle we have called love..or else it fades away and disappears before you know it.A stupid mistake led to the loss of love.Now Im wiser,and having the time of my life:) But the lesson I`ve learned from that experience,still lives in the back of my head.A reminder to myself to appreciate what I have today.Peace and Love,Arild

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    Date: 1/4/2012 3:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    does your name rhyme with harold
  1. Date: 1/1/2012 5:37:00 AM
    Like this emotional poem Arild, do hope, 2012 will be a better year for you. happy New Year. harry

  1. Date: 12/31/2011 12:33:00 PM
    What a beautiful and sad piece. I was moved by the words. THanks for reading my recent work. May you have a blessed 2012. Jancarl

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 10:12:00 PM
    beautiful piece, I especially like the ending! Keep up the fantastic writes! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 8:16:00 PM
    the honesty and pain you shown here is simply.. move me. may your last line be realized in the new year arild. wishing you a great happy one!

  1. Date: 12/29/2011 2:03:00 PM
    Its very difficult to forget few things ,,,abd u knw why....love really hurts ! This is a wonderfully written wrk...cheers !!!!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 6:52:00 PM
    I enjoyed this one, Arild. Thanks for putting it up. I want to see you doing more and more for us to read!

  1. Date: 12/28/2011 4:07:00 PM
    Hello, Arlid! You are right,, crippled or not..one must go on. Right now, I'm in one of them moods...But, this plain was not crippled... it was hijacked,,, and I'm ready to explode... But, I have to keep the passengers worry free... So i show no sign of trouble... Deep deep down... I want to rip my own wings off.... A very nice poem... I will fly freely soon... Take care,..p.d.