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Beyond Fences

If the course of my life was determined
By every choice that I make,
It just might suffice to be wary
Of whatever path that I take.
I already know that great power
Has brought many great men to fall.
Would it be wise then to find peace
While not having power at all?

If the joys in my life were dependent
On what side of the fence that I stand,
Maybe I should just leave the fields
And find for myself a new land.
For I know that direction is blessing;
It is wise to stay on the slow track,
And shooters will target the chief men
While sparing the slaves in the back.

Beyond the fences is where I stand
Beyond the reach of human hands.


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  1. Date: 9/27/2013 8:29:00 PM
    Tara, lovely win...Linda

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 8:14:00 AM
    Ha ha I like your take on the contest, congratulations.

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:02:00 AM
    Absolutely love this write Tara and your title for this gem. Congratulations on your win in the contest ;)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 11:01:00 AM
    very nice, filled with lots of thought. Congratulations on your win in Drake's contest. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:50:00 AM
    great read...nicely written poem....congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:15:00 AM
    What an excellent poem, Tara.....so insightful !! Congratulations on your win in Drake's contest!!

  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:09:00 AM
    Congrats to you on placing 4th in my contest, Tara. From start to finish, you laced a bit of a harsh truth. The fences...the grass being greener on the other side...reminding us that it always isn't. You put yourself in a very compromising place in this writing. Those last 2 lines, damn. Escaping from "humanity", to feel human again...incredible.

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    Date: 9/24/2013 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I love to see what messages people get from reading what I pen; sometimes things I didn't even realize when I wrote it.
  1. Date: 9/14/2013 10:19:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem, Tara! Very well written! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/14/2013 3:34:00 AM
    The last two lines remind me of the sonnet structure. The poem is pretty - finally a piece of metrical verse for me to read, and a good one at that. Thank you Tara, feel free to read my poems and comment. (Metrical verse too). G.