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I Will Rise, Above Heart's Weakness

I Will Rise, Above Heart's Weakness
(I Will Rise Above -MY - Heart's Weakness)

Shall I bend, to your massive will
break chains of my aching heart
Or with infinite time wait until
life gives love's sweeter restart

Shall I cry, into your bad heart
show pain dripping in blood
Or wait until we dare race apart
in a deluge waiting to flood

Should I weep, for your mistakes
eat truth to save your soul
Beg forever even more hard retakes
and love burning like a coal

Should I grovel, in abject shame
a man dying in his despair
A fool uncaring of his family name
begging again without a care

I will look, again into dark eyes
fight blackness that stares back
Choose to forget your very bad lies
seek deeper love that you lack

I will rise, above heart's weakness
cut out my longing love needs
Forget your sexy body and sleekness
which my dream forever feeds

Robert J. Lindley 

Note: Written decades ago but edited
this morn to remove too many very personal verses. 
The original stays private within my journal.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 6/4/2015 1:20:00 PM
tweet's away
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/12/2015 8:14:00 PM
Thanks my friend.
Date: 6/4/2015 12:57:00 AM
excellent pen robert poweful piece pal wishing you a lovely day
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Date: 6/3/2015 10:01:00 AM
Thanks. By all means be my guest. Would be a honor for me if you to post such a link my friend.
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Date: 6/3/2015 9:56:00 AM
I'd be interested in tweeting a link to this, if you let me?
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Date: 6/3/2015 9:54:00 AM
Oh what a teaser your comment at the bottom is. Just to answer your question on my "Quorn Morning" poem, no I haven't finished it. Somehow the rawness of that version seems to sit right. I couldn't add to it now as I'm no longer there. OK, back to you- talk about raw, you capture despair wonderfully here. Though I'm not real sure that you missed all the personal stuff in your latest edit. Bravo on an impassioned write.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/3/2015 10:14:00 AM
True, I could not remove all personal references or else it would destroy the original. Id not do that for the world my friend.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 6/3/2015 10:05:00 AM
I see it as being great as it is now but envision it being finished and a great masterpiece. The man finishing it obviously has the talent to do so. One of the best poems I've read in years.. finished it would be even greater in my estimation.