Below is the poem entitled Forever Within which was written by poet
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I watched the rain
Later, the Sun,
The moon and stars
Still – silently glowing,
Forever it seemed.
My body occupied their space,
Evolving thoughts traveled elsewhere
Trying to connect together
Brilliantly glowing alone – apart.
I watched what was there
Trying to understand a connection
Senseless frigid thoughts of oddity
Fitting inside was not possible, again
Always outside – where it isn’t cramped
Enough room to feel the stillness - usually.
I had no face. Timid. I
Was indescribably blending in with whiteness
Erased by the superficial nothingness of time and space
Where people resided with their clothes of jewels, gold and furs.
Naked and exposed I lived amongst the forgotten few by the many
Clad with my pure innocent unrefined rags of thoughts, ideas and brittle crumbs
Leftovers for the “fairy tales of once upon a time” … the soulful ones
Definable only by the inside of myself from within myself.
Separated by inevitability, not by choice, maybe but still outside.
I remain condemned by who I am
To live within
Inhaling the warmth solitude of self-expression
© Charles H Keys, 2012. All Rights Reserved