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Life at crossroads

I sat forlorn in this lonely path
That welcomes no passerby
With my thoughts in my hands
Wondering where the road led.

A Flash back of my life
Came in front of my eyes
Mental afflictions burned into my retina
Every page turned a scar.

Life had become a battleground
Fiercest of its kind
Many Judases were on stand by
To sell out for a piece of gold.

My life was standing on a cliff face
My only escape route turned a blind alley
I was facing the dreadful face of the Rubicon
I was vulnerable to my aberrations.

When I looked up I saw unending walls 
As tall as Buri Khalifa
As fortified as Great Wall of China
Many desires yet unfulfilled.

When I looked down I saw no imprint
To lead me to where I should go
My veteran armor had deserted me
I exiled into my own soul.

I walked through the stop signs
I needed two Knights, to be saved: 
One for my mortal soul
The other for my immortal soul.

I called out to my Maker:
Where is the object of my existence?
Where does this lonely path lead?
I was waiting for some answers!

I knew I needed to hold his horses
But I was losing my grip
My hands were slippery
All I could see was gloom and doom.

I ended up sloshed though I tried to be sober
With my ambitions in my pocket
I ferried through the realm of faeries
I land up in nirvana.

I felt a magical hand pulling me up
And a voice letting me know
That everything would be alright
That was the mark from beyond, I needed.

All was a lesson that left indelible scars
I’ve learnt verily in my heart and soul
The lessons I needed to move on
I’ll wear the scars forever.

My yesterday went like a dream
Today comes, but with a hope
Tomorrow becomes a vision
And future beholds happiness.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2013 4:54:00 PM
    I think that we all have been here before, and can relate to your frustration. We are always standing at the crossroads of life, trying to decide which way to go. But, no matter where we end up, we must never give up hope for something better! An amazing and inspiring poem! So well done!...Thank you for the great comments on my poem. I appreciate it very much!

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Chuma, Congratulations!!! Thank you for the wonderful win. :-) Epic, it is. <3 always & forever <3 ''LINDA