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Dark Expanse

Fading into the black expanse, I feel my life as it slowly passes me by, Flashing before me like one of those picture shows, Spanning from my childhood, Up until the day I left home, And abandoned all that I loved. I went off to seek my place in the world, Because I felt like a caged bird in that town, That had it's wings clipped long before it could fly, Imprisoned in a place where people came and went, Never staying for periods more than a few months, And ultimately, leaving me to die inside. But one day, I came upon something new, A new lease on life you might say, I took it without thinking of the consequences, Was hoping that it was my ticket to fixing that which was broken, To replace the hurt and pain that dwelled in me, But...I was wrong. There is no sound here, Just an endless abyss of tiny lights, Glittering far off in the distance, Like long lost beacons, Trying to welcome me home. I feel peace here unlike my home, The cold air I can feel enter my lungs through a small cavity, My life line cut when I was thrust out into the weightless atmosphere, From a devastating explosion, That was caused by an unexpected meteor shower. I sent out a distress signal, But know they won't make it in time, I'm millions of miles from the earth, As well as the closest station. With my last breath I breathe, I remember everyone's face, Back when life was still grand, Knowing soon I'll be at peace, And lost to this life I once lived. The stars are my home now, The earth is my light, The heavens will soon part, As time takes me away, Back into the dark expanse, That will blanket me in eternal slumber.

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  1. Date: 9/24/2012 1:29:00 PM
    Interesting work that you have penned..Sara