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The Endurance

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The Endurance

Woes’, my dearest friend!
I have partaken in battle. 
Facing the fury of ravenous dogs!  
They gnashed my bleeding limbs! 
In the darkest hour, I stood! 
Hands calloused, reaching to the sky!
Gently offering stretched fingers.
Grasping for abandoned faith!

And love. 
Yes…. oh yes! And love! 

Crumpled upon baron soil!
Knowing well, that within this ticking life...
I will once again - be forced to the battle. 
Yes, I carry many scars!

Songs of joy abound.
For, I am victorious once again!
No manner of man shall deprive my stand. 
For my pillar …is faith.
My breath is life! 

Therefore, in fiery death! 
Or quiet, passing in the night!
My presence is known! 
Thus, my story is told.

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  1. Date: 4/13/2013 10:13:00 PM
    Karen, a very nice and awesome poem. Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-). Take care, and enjoy the new upcoming week. Always & Forever! GOODNIGHT **LINDA**

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 11:59:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Karen. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 3:22:00 PM
    Very well written your story, we all have some scars. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/2/2012 1:04:00 PM
    I really enjoyed reading this poem! Thank you for sharing it.