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awareness first

Awareness of cold and biting pain
Ruthless purpose of wind and pouring rain
A wolf cries out to his moon again
I am outside, alone and vaguely afraid.

When thunder strikes and hael hits earth
Flashes of light do fear and moaning birth
Waters angrily crashing through hostile firth
I am outside, alone and vaguely afraid.

Pupils dilated for the dark and danger
Peace and light – which is stranger?
I am this wild place’s only ranger
I am outside, alone and vaguely afraid.

My frame I glimpse in a window’s reflection
Not feral, not savage but far from perfection
At once I observe a mental correction:
I am outside, alone and very afraid.

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  1. Date: 12/24/2013 4:32:00 AM
    Vanessa, --Dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTMAS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Amazing piece. It seems to be a bit of a conundrum with actually knowing who you are, yet valuing that self-worth through the doubt. Tremendous job!

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    Date: 8/23/2013 1:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind words Drake :)