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Climbing My Way Up

I see hope in Your sad eyes
The light..almost extinguished
Still, it carries the hope
its not over yet..

The afterglow from a heaven on fire
Its how it feels as the silence embrace me

The arroganse of a perfect life
Easy to stumble and fall into the deepest abyss
A dark abyss of apathy, carelessness
Where the the purest happieness has lost its virginity
Every joy gets absurd coz there`s no real vibes anymore
Stuck in a moment, no one`s willing to pull you out of it

You don`t want anyone to pull you out of it either..

There`s hope in every free fall, every downturn
That little hope, who could turn your thoughts into the light again
Sunshine, awakens your heart one more time
Its the very essence to how we`ve survived every yesterday
..and all tomorrows there`s to come

From early dawn, waking up with a cutton taste in my mouth
Drawn, sucked into the lifegiving morning sun
Climbing my way up from the darkest abyss
Shaking hand with yet another day
What did I ever learn from yesterday..?
It gives life to each brand new tomorrow, for the rest of my time


A.Ertsland
July 10th 2012

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  1. Date: 7/20/2012 1:12:00 PM
    this one is intense, Arild...."Sunshine, awakens your heart one more time" builds nicely from previous paragraph....."street" vernacular works good....I do it too sumtimes....I call it "the South Minneapolis Slump"....jimbo

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 10:54:00 AM
    Very sound lesson showing wisdom from true life experience...Really enjoyed this, Arild...have a good one - Tim

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 12:53:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your expressive and creative work..Thanks for stopping by my blog..I appreciate you kind comments..Sara

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Arild this is a stellar masterpiece luv.. the projection of imagery and content of material is captivating as love.. so intense.. so dramatic .. well presented ..amazing piece of work..

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 9:59:00 AM
    packing now and leaving on ajet plane, arild??... have a safe trip back home... miss your poetry!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 5:36:00 AM
    Arild, what a lovely work. I just want you to know that you can do more than this. Enjoy your writing world. Free fall line is perfect, I enjoy it.

  1. Date: 7/18/2012 2:10:00 AM
    Arild, absolutely love this piece, great work, Am just off to the gym to build up my 1pack to at least a three pack, then might post new avatar by the pool, to match you and Michael, I will probably be the one cleaning it out ha ha ha....

  1. Date: 7/17/2012 11:22:00 AM
    Hi Arild mised your great writes so this is a real treeat , never live in the past every day is a new challenge and poetically you met it and beat it, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 3:47:00 PM
    Just stoping by to say HI... and changed my Avatar to let you know Im across the on the other side of the pool..lol.... enjoy the rest of your trip brother...

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:37:00 AM
    arild, i miss your poetry.. any new one?... have a relaxing day! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 11:49:00 PM
    Can you believe I'm watching a zombie movie right now...LOL... with the lights on of course... PD

  1. Date: 7/15/2012 11:48:00 PM
    Good Morning Arlid,,, well almost morning here ;-) I love the free fall line.. I'm that kind of free falling girl. wow! Did you really have tooooo... Write about me (-;wink wink;-) This is a real nice helix image your words offer... I'm glad after some morning mouthwash ,,you know how to leave the dungeon that drags you under. By the way I'm that person who loves dwelling in "LEAVE ME ALONE MOMENTS" This is a very excellent poem... xox~PD

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    Date: 7/16/2012 5:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Gooood afternoon to ya`from overseas:-) Thank you for your very uplifting words.I like to touch all aspects of life,not just the fancy-dandy stuff.Dark thoughts and moments combined with the happier me makes me a "whole-person".I`ve truely learned my lesson in life the hard way,never got much the easy way.Have a great day over there,PD:) Hugs,Arild
  1. Date: 7/15/2012 12:58:00 PM
    Arild, I absolutely love your first stanza.. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.. Mine has been a cold and rainy one.. love & hugs CTC

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:22:00 PM
    waffles for a nice saturday, arild!.. hope i can comment on my own blog, arggh!... enjoy and huggs!..:)

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 12:56:00 PM
    Great write my brother!!! Your on a whole nother level with this piece. Excellent on all phases. Pure gem. Your brother Michael

  1. Date: 7/14/2012 1:15:00 AM
    down the spiral and up again nice write

  1. Date: 7/13/2012 1:56:00 PM
    dropping by to wish you a warm friday, arild!... and congrats on your featured piece on soup this week...:)huggs!

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 5:01:00 PM
    This seems to be describing someone with depression who must live with new hope from day to day? there are some really good lines in this one, such as "sucked into the morning sun." good imagery!

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 4:59:00 PM
    hey, can you explain to me better that rabbit thing? Do you mean a LIVE rabbit was on your table?? In the restaurant? wAs it a joke? you just got my curiosity!

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 4:59:00 PM
    I think the more we see and give thanks for, the more we'll be offered to give thanks for? Lots of cool imagery happening here, Arild. They appear desolate..."darkest abyss", However as the poem goes on there seems to be a glimmer of hope!! Best wishes, Mikki

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