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Staring Back At The Earth

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Staring Back At The Earth

The earth abandoned and cold
Gravity is gone,silent winds heard
No one`s here anymore to alight the sun
Planet Earth has lost its colors
There`s no life here anymore

My tired legs,weakened by hunger and thirst
Stumble on dusty ground..Once colorful and filled with life
Drifts helpless out into space..Weightless and unable to stop 
Staring back at Earth..Distance back home increases..On my own now
It is no longer white clouds and blue oceans to be seen..Its all muddy brown
Once atmosphere..Replaced with foggy gas clouds..Life is gone..Lights are out

Accepting my destiny..Keep wondering..
Will I face the almighty Himself out here..Creator of the universe
I am done crying..Helpless feeling turns to apathy
Will you guide me..To my new home..Set the Course
Push me in the right direction..Life is gone..Lights are out



A.Ertsland
April 22nd 2012

For Tracie`s contest


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  1. Date: 7/2/2012 1:24:00 AM
    Hi Arild! :) As i read this, I felt like I was experiencing this myself. I see you won with this very vivid write, congrats to you! Also thank you for passing by my poems and blog! It's really nice of you to do so :) Yay for you that you are now on holiday! Have fun!! Hugs to you, Anne-Lise and Laila :D

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 4:02:00 PM
    Very imaginative. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 1:14:00 PM
    Very nice Arild,A bit sad but it's a winner! Congrats on the win! :-)

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 11:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Tracie's "A New World" contest Arild. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 10:29:00 AM
    Congratulations Arild!! on your win...Most Excellent write! big hugs, love ya deb

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 8:28:00 AM
    Liked this one very much Arild. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 7:17:00 AM
    Arild my friend congrats on your great win..David

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 6:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning piece Arild xx

  1. Date: 5/4/2012 5:02:00 PM
    The bike is long gone, it never became mine. Only the memory is mine. ja ja~ This poem reminds me of a poem I wrote, I could not find the feel of leaving it all behind earth & life. I deleted the poem. You did a great job poet*ing the feel and loss of earth and life when we R no more. If you really want that push I'm pushing you into limbo, he he! (JK)That is where I'm gonna be, my destiny will reveal itself once the creator of this universe kicks in. Nope no running for me! My request to him..is limbo ;-) PD

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 5:38:00 PM
    ARild, I just reread it and it was clearer to me. So is this for the contest on a new world? I think you did wonderfully! (can't believe your belly is as big as you say. you don't look like that in your blog pic. haha!!)

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 1:27:00 PM
    Loved reading this gloomy poem! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 4:29:00 AM
    woeful rendition but so mesmerizing in style and content, arild.. divine.. winning huggs!..how are you?:)

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 8:20:00 AM
    Wish it were different but you bring us face to face with the reality of our times. You manage to give the truth in chilling detail. Seaks volumes Arild! Luv, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 4/26/2012 3:14:00 PM
    Arild, far out man, I love it, David..soup mail

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 4/26/2012 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chuck! I was trying put myself into where we`ld end up once we`ve destroyed our home..The Earth.
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 3:13:00 PM
    Reading this I get a chill and ask, "Will we learn in time?" It has an eerie prophetic feel to it. Excellent writing - Chuck

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 4/26/2012 3:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sorry Chuck,you were bouncing! :-)
  1. Date: 4/26/2012 5:03:00 AM
    love the imagery Arild, i imagine one day someone will react your poem word for word, brilliant this is. harry

  1. Date: 4/25/2012 1:08:00 PM
    thank you Arild, I am glad you like my avatar. I was trying for the intelligent look lol.. btw you had me laughing with your comments on those two :) love & hugs Wilma

  1. Date: 4/24/2012 7:32:00 PM
    wow, this makes your imagination go wild. are you wandering the path of some distant planet? Are you still on the earth somehow? Wandering in the universe? It's filled with an atmosphere of loneliness and hopelessness. I really enjoyed this.

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 4/25/2012 12:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    haha:-) am still her,Andrea!
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:44:00 PM
    Wilma...just click on the "coffee now" icon in the left hand corner of your screen..immediately a cup will jump out of the screen and you can add special things like cream or sugar!...Ain't that right. Arild?...ha ha...(The Avatar is of Lucille Ball...My daughter drew it for me! I LOVE LUCY!! ) Howdy to the misses...Love, Gwendolen

    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 4/25/2012 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wilma,how did I guess..??? lol,you look like a cappucino-woman;-)
    Neels Avatar Wilma Neels
    Date: 4/25/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hehe, you are hilarious Gwen, I tried but a message pop up saying *wishful thinking on my part* lol :) Arild you are right about that.. How did you guess???? hehe
    Ertsland Avatar Arild Andresen Ertsland
    Date: 4/24/2012 3:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes that`s right Gwendolen..haha..say,Wilma-would you prefer a cappuccino? Its on the house! Wow,Your daughter is very good at drawing..hmm,I thought it was you looking out your window..heehee
  1. Date: 4/24/2012 2:16:00 AM
    Gwen where is my Java? hehe, just kidding.. back to this great write of yours Arild, completely love what you did here.. you took me on a journey with this one :) love & hugs Wilma

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