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My point of view has always held To standard lines, defined by fear. Defensive words, their anger belled By peals of knowledge: Danger near. This way of life does not adhere To happiness: A life befelled. Hope yet exists, its course unclear, Whispers softly “O fear, be quelled. Resolve uncertain, grit ungelled, To try anew with chances drear? Small flame within, in shade it dwelled. Now courage gathers, fastens here. Awaking strength, annoint the gear, Let drop the guard and fear unmeld, Now forward drive to love secure. My heart, my soul, this life so frailed By strife, by loss, can stand and tell I’m still alive, I hold life dear. Doubt, self pity can go to hell.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 11/30/2018 12:59:00 PM
ohh, this empowers me so, deb.. a dauntless, flowing artpiece!...huggs
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Date: 10/30/2018 4:04:00 PM
The first stanza speaks to the essence of your poem..the upbeat ending is quite apt for the theme. Great write, Deb.
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Date: 11/6/2018 8:10:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay. I really appreciate your taking time to read and comment on my poetry. You always seem to understand what I'm trying to say. I appreciate that.
Date: 10/18/2018 3:37:00 PM
This was really well done, I love the rhyme scheme in this. I know this couldn't have been easy to do so bravo.
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Date: 10/20/2018 10:42:00 AM
Thanks for your kind critique. Sometimes using an uneven rhyming scheme is a challenge, but rewarding if it can somewhat come together. I appreciate your words. Deb