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The Rigors

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The Rigors

The rigors
Broken wings we oft fly with,
The mistakes of yester-years bound so deep,
Inside hearts so tender,
Without intent to hurt,

Blood spills like tears,
Confirming our daily fears,
Of those we erred,
Those whom the blade did pierce

We live with hope,
Not to tighten that rope,
Break the bridge of breathe,
Of those under our eyes

Clinging to our little minds,
The lessons from learning,
Trying to relieve,
And not deceive

At times 'tis destiny,
That time has come,
To end the long journey,
To stop the pain

Options are many,
We make the best,
And try later the rest,
Faith indeed.

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  1. Date: 6/19/2012 8:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Edison. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/13/2012 6:24:00 AM
    Welcome to P-Soup Edison. - Very well written poem you sharing, thank you. - Have fun with poetry, write, read and comments with us. - Have a lovely day. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/9/2012 10:58:00 AM
    Very nice. Welcome to poetry soup fellow Newbie ;-)

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 10:35:00 AM
    A very nice and profound poem! Keep up the good work!

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 10:35:00 AM
    A very nice and profound poem! Keep up the good work!

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 6:10:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you EDison. 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