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A Muse's Gentle Nudge

As you walk through this misted valley, and discover a haze, everything here surreal, you hear a voice, one out of faerie; question what you believe to be real. At a loss for words, but compelled to obey, you sit, relaxed, and begin to contemplate; faces appear, wild and fey, it is you who they beckon and await. You close your eyes in response to their call - do not be deceived by how things appear. Walk with us, here in our hall, the domain of the timeless, a world without fear. You let your mind wander, following your guides, and hear from within a multitude of thoughts; locked inside for so long, where emotion resides, they seek their release; untie these dark knots. You strive and struggle, but to no avail. No, brash one! That is not the way; here in our land, with fire you will fail - it is only through peace that you shall win the day. At tranquility, you make a valiant attempt, and find yourself slipping away; hesitant, you draw back, thinking to preempt your loss; but: over you, only you hold sway. You steel yourself and try once more, this time ready for the separation; you find distance from society's roar. There, quickling; you have found trouble's abdication. Activity is so prevalent in this rushed world of ours, we run to and fro, always in a hurry, trying to hide the pain and the scars; and our lives slip away in a frenzy and flurry. Sometimes we must step back from our lives, from these overly busy days and weeks; allow those calm moments on which reflection thrives, the solitude that the spirit seeks.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 6/25/2012 5:59:00 PM
Very good poem.
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Andy Sprouse
Date: 6/25/2012 7:11:00 PM
Thank you