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(November 3,1950 / Selma, Alabama)

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Life On The Run

Must you live your life on the run
Shooting at everything you've left undone
Once there was time to catch just for fun
Now the seconds have fumbled across
Your fingertips as you run

When you were young you never wanted
To be committed to the present
Presently all your commitments
Have all been made by committee
And all they are talking about
Is having you committed

It takes more than stems and thorns
To make a flower called a rose
In my world you would rise up early
And tingle the senses of my nose

If you stand out in the rain
And cry out all your tears
No one will ever know that
Inside you have all these hidden fears
Raging from a waterfall
called my yesteryears

One day you will no longer care
Not another step taken out of fear
All the wounds of hate that caused you tear
Will all have healed
And there will be nothing to fear

One day you will with all this be done
Not another second will be taken
While you are on the run
You've taken all the steps
And all the casings have been left
Empty, spent, and undone

One day you will no longer care
Not another second spent
In a lonely despair
And all the remarks that clouded the air
Will be blown away by a hurricane
Of force leaving them with
Their own steps and stair

Submitted: Friday, June 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/3/2013 9:19:00 AM)

    A deep and meaningful poem...Loved reading each lines....Thanks for sharing us with the wonderful write.....

    Thank you Sir, for the Beautiful and valuable comments...Which I will always store in my Autograph...
    I will visit next week to PH to read yours poems.
    Thanks a lot.

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  • Kelvin Owusu (6/22/2013 5:27:00 AM)

    wow, images of life, hardship we as humans ill endure, when the time comes answers will be seen and answered, and our fears will disappear and not a single drop shed by tears. a great an interesting poem

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (6/20/2013 11:55:00 AM)

    Inspire of all the effort on the run will things be left undone? Let's find the answer on the run. Thank you for a nice thought provoking poem.

  • Kevin Halls (6/19/2013 2:57:00 PM)

    A very deep and interesting poem.
    I see you leave the readers to work out your poetry, more intrigue!

  • Sekharan Pookkat (6/13/2013 11:44:00 AM)

    A picture of real life - you reminds care, fear, tear, dear and commitments in life.

  • Bobby Wynn (6/11/2013 3:37:00 PM)

    I can personally vouch for this one, can you? I gotta love it. Nothing like having someone read your mail out loud, like I said, I gotta love it, Relate ability should be spent on one word. Thanks for the great poem, well writ.

  • Neela Nath (6/10/2013 10:39:00 PM)

    Very true and I heard the voice within.Great!

  • Vera Sidhwa (6/10/2013 5:58:00 PM)

    This is a very meaningful and beautiful poem that speaks to the heart. Vera Sidhwa

  • Vera Sidhwa (6/10/2013 5:56:00 PM)

    This is a very meaningful and beautiful poem.

  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (6/10/2013 6:45:00 AM)

    I read the comments first and then the poem..interesting to read both...Keep Writing..

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