the task

i marvelled at my brilliance that lit the way ahead
convinced i had the answers, no matter what you said
our arguments had raged on through all the ages of the earth
i stood my ground undaunted, fought for all that i was worth
customs change but people don’t, of that you can be sure
they’ll take all that they’re given and try to grab some more
but i am not afraid of them, no matter how it seems
nothing is worth nothing and the rest are merely dreams
and dream a formlessΒ  memory that’s dressed up like a ghost
but even with my eyes shut i can still see more than most
and i have faced down nightmares that could lacerate your soul
there’s nothing beneath heaven that could keep me from my goal
i’ve walked through every yard of hell to get me here today
and soon as i have caught my breath i’m back upon my way
and just what is the point of this i still can hear you ask
what becomes of you and i when you’ve fulfilled your task
and here at last i must admit the future is not writ
i can only hope and pray there’s room for us in it

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  1. damommza

     /  November 14, 2011

    WOW!! This one and the last are superb! The longer sentences, the every two line rhyming are great. Another one that “flows”. You are on a roll with these last two!! Very, very good!

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    • Thank you, this one was written intentionally in this format, but I have, in the past, converted a standard 4 line verse with an a/b/c/b rhyme pattern to get round the problem of where to put the line breaks πŸ˜€

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  2. Another excellent one. I like the pattern. There is courage in the words. πŸ™‚ You wre up late dong this…
    Have a nice day, both of you.

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