escape

by damommza & sunovawot

while we cannot escape the past
we can escape the present
turn towards the path that leads away
from where all memories lie

to tread on newly fallen leaves
where no man’s scent has touched
and look out past what can’t be changed
there breathes an open sky

where sunlight falls and beckons me
to dance alone in silence
and not hear the familiar strains
of my hopes as they die

what dream is this that I embrace
choices, once made, bind me still
though I would drown old voices out
I know that they still cry

this urge I have to rewrite time
break the chains I alone forged
was this my weakness all along
I never learnt to fly

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8 Comments

  1. damommza

     /  January 23, 2012

    I think you are an awesome poet and ended it beautifully. The last stanza really tugs at the heartstrings. Bravo and applolsauce!

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  2. I agree with Damommza… it’s a lovely, quiet poem with a lot of nostalgia, bitter-sweet… 🙂

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  3. damommza

     /  January 23, 2012

    Thanks villow! This was started by a conversation that held a tiny spark of a thought that then became a poem. “:-D

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  4. catmadinwestyorkshire

     /  January 24, 2012

    Wow, you guys, that one really got to me….much how I feel these days.

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    • Thank you, it is always nice to know you’ve hit the target, even when, as in my case, you only have a vague idea what the target is 😀 Otherwise I hope you’re feeling well, despite the pleh weather 😀

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      • damommza

         /  January 24, 2012

        Thank you CMiWY! A poem is only as good as the emotion it evokes. 😀

        As for sunovawot, your job is to find the target..I just shoot the arrows! 😆 😆 😆

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