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Death of an Agoraphobic

I awoke in a half dead state.
Senses crippled with no thoughts.
I lay alone, in an empty space.
The nothingness lasts until I peel open my eyes.
Without warning bursts of light pierce my soul as the colours in my world overflow.
That empty state was live and new, a brilliant sight that slowly grew.
I throw open my door, and my senses are assaulted with life.
A spectrum of sounds and a swirl of smells collide.
I can feel the world, as I stand in my doorway.
A bleak existence that now has meaning.
I can feel.
The warmth of the sun beats down.
The gentle touch of the wind exhilarates me.
I am lost in time, with no need to find my way.
I can see the leaves on the trees flitter.
The windows of the cars flicker with reflected light.
I dare myself, and close my eyes, leaving the beautiful sensations.
All I can do is breath, and now I feel alive.
I fall back, and land on the grass.
With eyes closed I feel the hundreds of blades, fresh, and new.
I can feel, and I am alive.

Alex Gladu
A Feeling of Hope

Copyright © Alex Gladu | Year Posted 2013


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  1. Date: 4/17/2014 3:32:00 PM

    Great feeling to have_"HOPE"..Way to go with this win..Congrats.Sara
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 6:10:00 PM

    ALEX, Congratulations, enjoyed stopping by. Luv ~SKAT~
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 10:17:00 AM

    A lovely state to find yourself in. I hope it has lasted. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
  1. Date: 4/16/2014 9:54:00 AM

    Hi Alex, a wonderful poem, deep...Congratulations, it was nice seeing Donald here on the soup today, he's took a long, long vacation. Leaving this contest, hanging. Glad to see it finally out. Your placement in his contest, rocks... xox~ Linda