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To Hell and Back

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To Hell and Back

In the shadows of my worst sin
Is a voice forever taunting
In the dark corners of my unforgiveness
Is the stench of my own hatred
In the dead pit of my cold heart
Is a stagnant pool of blood
I search for the line between the pain in my body
And the pain in my mind
But I'm lost
And blind................

In a radiant stab of pure light
I can see all that was lovely
In a tornado of forgotten hope
I am lifted, weightless and free
In a spark of blissful remembrance
I am once again a man
For a moment...for a thousand years, I'm in paradise
And I can see her face
My daughter
And smiling

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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 11:32:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "To Hell And Back" contest Caleb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Caleb congrats on your win, love it...David

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 12:50:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Caleb

  1. Date: 8/4/2012 8:35:00 PM
    HI CALEB,,, MISSING YOU... :-) , this has been my favorite contest out of all the ones I have sponsored this year.. Congratulations and thank you for the double journey... good night... XOX~ PD

  1. Date: 7/23/2012 12:38:00 AM
    this is painful but heartfelt with longings of hope, caleb...truly beautiful... winning huggs!:)

  1. Date: 7/22/2012 2:06:00 AM
    wow! I'm just here peeking... this poem is a good example for my contest... can i please use it to answer my many questions through soup-mail... wow... sorry for peeking...but, that is who i xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 7/21/2012 8:31:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 7/20/2012 9:57:00 AM
    dear me, caleb... the twirl of ink on your canvas bringing the contrast approach is always, at best, a rare task... ravishing!.. win it,:) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/19/2012 5:09:00 PM
    So much emotion in this, Caleb. You are an amazing poet with deep feeling!