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GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS

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GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS

GOING THROUGH THE MOTIONS



The boat  takes me back
Home today without love or devotion
A mechanical process with a lack
Of sticky messy emotion

A journey of duty, not desire,
As a soldier goes to fight
Machine-like in ice or fire    -
No break in the darkness for light

Oh, that the ocean swell
Would obliterate this boat entire
And let the icy waves knell
The bell that drowns the fire

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  1. Date: 3/9/2014 8:48:00 AM
    How deep thou are. Thank You

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 12:17:00 PM
    I know the feeling, and I really like your poem.