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New Horizons

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New Horizons


He felt lost and insignificant,
his lips spoke trivialities,
his hapless heart was inarticulate.
Fearfully he fumbled through 
his hazy days, shunning opportunities, 
urgently hoping they wouldn't pick him.

A wraith within a wraith, he flittered by 
commitment like a man without a plan, 
he only knew the pleasure of denial.
Then he was pushed into the present 
by a crushing ultimatum, compelling 
him to find a his way alone.

New horizons spread before him,
old fears and insecurities disperse.
With a spring in his step, a twinkle in his eye,
a new found confidence and clarity,
he's out from under that crippling blow,
and this gentleman? Well, he's none other than I.


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  1. Date: 1/29/2013 10:49:00 AM
    wonderful write, and good for you, keep that spring in your step, love Elzabeth

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 9:45:00 AM
    Keith; This is a beautiful write, about yourself. Thanks for sharing. God was looking out for you. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Hi Keith, "crippling blow" leaves me imagining the critical nature of its subject. So many can't stick out whatever it is to experience that last lovely paragraph. So many of us have been to that dark spot and struggle to attain that last paragraph. Riveting, Keith. hugs, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 12:02:00 AM
    wow, Keith , a very revealing one here and I enjoyed it very much. Long time no see!!

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 7:28:00 PM
    A beautiful write here Keith...No.7 all the way. :o)

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:05:00 PM
    This is a fantastic write, and it makes it far superior knowing that you came out victorious my friend! I truly loved reading this amazing and enlightening poem this evening! What an intriguing piece, Great Work!!