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Within the Pause of Uncertainty

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Within the Pause of Uncertainty

Within the pause of uncertainty,
Within the agonizing serenity between violence and relief,
Do I find myself now,
Holding onto what I have made dear…
Because within it all, I am not supposed to fear
Hope is supposed to remain
People resume and claim sane
I’d rather wash the silence away
Clear the debris to see the real damage
Something is soon to come
Some sick, ancient sound pounds the eardrum
There it is again, and the peace of in-between is removed
Pretending to be cool as the blood boils beneath
Crushed in the crunchy failures of others’ skeletons
And the decaying ones’ inevitable, comparable fate
There is no clean slate
It’s the buildup that keeps us going
It’s the wonder, the…never knowing

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 2:12:00 PM
    Great balance of wisdom and sensation Laura - being confrontational towards ourselves is vastly superior to confronting those around us - sculpting potential, ongoing pleasure through the spectrum - the 9th line really appeals to me - beautiful aggression in this write my friend - J.A.B. %