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The Awakening

Within the confines of an hourglass Are the days of my life like sand My hopes, my fears, my heartfelt dreams Sifting through, yet never planned Carnival clowns and kool-aid smiles Bright sunny days that turned to rain The flutter of a heart in love Moments cherished and times of pain The falling granules never cease Continually dropping one by one Creating a mountain of memories Places I've gone and things I've done As I watch this timely splendor I see my reflection in the glass Lines have formed above my brow My treasured youth is now my past A past that was dark and troubled A time when I had lost my way Following a path of uncertainty A soul misguided and led astray I have seen the reaper many times He is the master of disguise He told me of immortality And and array of enchanting lies He clouded my mind with temptations Created a realm of make believe I prayed for the strength to turn away From choices with no reprieve Be gone! Oh Master of Darkness I recognize your fatal calls It is true one day you will have me But not before the last grain falls My days on this earth are numbered I cannot change whats meant to be The times I fly, the times I fall They're all apart of my destiny I realize now there is no stillness of time The hourglass I cannot turn Mother Earth cradle me in your arms Show me now what I've yet to learn Embrace me when the sky grows dark Rejuvenate me with the Dawn Introduce me to all your beauty For far too soon, It'll all be gone

Copyright © | Year Posted 2005

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