Barrel of a Gun

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I sit, under stars that will never know my name

Nor will they ever care

I am surrounded by life that will never

Remember my face

As I become lost in this great race.

Overwhelmed by possibilities.

Possibilities, endless, always one

After another

After another

Waking to a world that holds countless dangers

Countless strangers

Some days,

It’s hard to just get through the hours

Without my mood turning sour

At the thought of all of this that I love

Being wiped away at the push of a button

Or the collision of religions

Or the release of pressure from the sun

We are walking a tight line, in the barrel of a gun

So unaware

Everyone else seems

But I can see it in my dreams,

The dangers, so many,

And one might say,

I’m negative, pessimistic, too nervous today

But its okay, I would like to stay that way.

For I am enlightened, and what you don’t know,

Is my fears have made me grow

And appreciate

Admire

Love

Conspire

To live a long, happy life, under this dangerous sun

I will dance, in the barrel of a gun.

Comments 24 comments

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Powerful and I now look forward to many more by you.

Eddy.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Many grateful thanks. I have read your work, and would feel honored to have you look forward to mine!


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Rolly A Chabot 3 years ago from Alberta Canada

Wow... written with impact and meaning... very well done.

Hugs from Canada


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you Rolly!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Wow this is awesome and as beautiful as You are !...I can tell we think alike , Thats a good thing , so many times i feel just this way ! I wonder at times , doesn't anyone else ever stop and think of how delicate this existance really Is !......great write , keep on !!....ed


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Aw thanks neighbor!! I'm glad other people can realize how fragile our existance truly is, and that other people can be so blown away by something as simple as looking up into the night sky!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Right back atcha!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Unequivocally and without peer and beyond any poetic conventions I've ever seen - this is one of the best pieces I've had the distinct pleasure of reading here at the Hub in over 2 years. You are a hubtreasure to be sure and before I hurt my neck with whiplash (lol) let me send some 'gushing' fan mail your way ....sending warm wishes and good energy to you from lake erie time ontario canada 2:30pm how has your winter been so far in Maine? Here it's been a mix of everything - today is a combo of snow, freezing ice and rain?


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Epigramman, I am blushing over here in Maine, to be so highly praised by the 2x Poet of the Year and a fantastic writer! I look forward to sharing words with you on Hubpages. Sending definite warm wishes to Canada, it is the same here, flurries and freezing rain. Great weather for staying in and writing!


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Great piece.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you Dad!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Returning to a classic as I can't get this piece out of my mind - I will post/link/share on FB with the Hubpages group and ask myesteemed writing friend to drop by and check this out .....

lake erie time 2:18pm


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Why thank you epigramman! I appreciate your kindness and your sharing, and I am so glad that you like this one. It is one of my personal favorites...


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Amy Becherer 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Deep, provocative and real. Thank you for poetry that fires my neurons, and wakes my senses, bizarrett. Awesome writing.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much Amy, I have always wanted to share my work with others, and I am so glad I have found such nice people here on Hubpages. And I'm glad I can get your neurons firing!! I look forward to sharing work with you and look forward to reading yours!


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Queen of Cups 3 years ago from a place somewhere in my paradise Etheas.

A beautiful image to the dangers of every day life.

I think of it as walking upon the torrential waters of the ocean, staying firm upon the roiling surface and walking steady as though it were the earth. At a moment's crumbling of rock or parting of water; one would find themselves spiraling helplessly out of control only to plunge into utter darkness. Like dancing in the barrel of a gun, I think we dance upon the stormy waters of the ocean.

A very deep, great piece.

Voted up.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you Queen of Cups, again, you make my heart smile with such great comments, and I am glad I have made your acquantance. You so understand what I mean- life is a tightrope and we could fall at any moment, and I've gone from being very depressed about it to trying to let it be my guiding force.

Thank you for voting and I hope all is well wherever you are = )


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Queen of Cups 3 years ago from a place somewhere in my paradise Etheas.

You're very welcome and I hope I can continue to give a positive light!


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sandy280 2 years ago from East Coast

Elizabeth, I'd love to contradict your statements, your predictions and warnings; however, I, too, believe that the populace (including myself) ignore the warnings, the wars and rumors of wars, the melting glaciers, the trees we've cut down and failed to reforest, the polluted streams, etc., etc. Yes, there are way too many dangers that we continue to add to daily. And, too many of us are sitting back and doing nothing to change that lackadaisical attitude. I just hate it for our kids and their kids and their future kids. . . we are not leaving the earth as we found it when we were born.


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wayne barrett 2 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Re-read and re-awed. Powerful work darlin'.


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Sandy, I totally agree. I can only hope our children are wiser then we are. Thank you for reading and commenting!


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bizarrett81 2 years ago from Maine Author

Thanks again, Dad. Your comments always make me feel the best = )


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Are you the State of Maine State Poet yet?

If not. you are certainly a good candidate for that office.

Keep your collection growing. Writing poetry is a great release for your plentiful creative juices. Psychology move over.


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bizarrett81 13 months ago from Maine Author

LOL perspycacious, is there such a thing? If so, that is my new goal ;-) Thank you for reading and bringing this one back to the top, I haven't read it in a while, myself. One of my personal favorites.

And you're right, it is a great release. I haven't been doing much poetry lately, maybe that's why I've been feeling so anxious!

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