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Window Pane

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Window Pane

I wipe away the film from
My own clouded eyes
So I may see more clearly
The state of my demise
The window of my life
Has a pane that goes around it
And everyday it's painted
By those who haven't found it
I can see through my window
Many times it's clear
But I can't change, what's inside
The voices I can't hear
This pane, I want to break it
Remove it from the glass
That keeps me on the other side
Of my wretched past
If I could reach through this window
Into my deepest fears
Would I grasp what lives there
Unwelcome all these years
Or accept it, as it is
Pretend...that I don't care
That life isn't about me
And what is and isn't fair
For I know now
That just as clouds come with rain
The window of life doesn't come
Without some window pain

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  1. Date: 12/18/2012 7:43:00 PM
    ok ok, I FOUND one. and wow, what a strong ending this has: window PAIN. LOVE that play on words. So good, Caleb.

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 6:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in SKAT's "Any Poem" contest Caleb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 6:17:00 PM

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Caleb, congrats on your nice little win,, always~PD

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:02:00 PM
    Thoughtfully written. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 5/16/2012 7:32:00 PM
    wow. This is really one of the most incredible poems that I have ever read. Are you sure we arent soulmates?? lol jk

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/17/2012 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Really? Wow. That's some compliment. Thank you, Serenity!
  1. Date: 5/16/2012 2:52:00 PM
    I love the analogy. Cleverly written.

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 5/17/2012 12:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Marlon!