The Sacrifice of Self ......

A soft place to fall
is all that I asked for
A place of shaded coolness
and in return for what little
I could give
Yes I almost made it there
I almost got this wish.......
Tough love.......self inflicted
hard places and a windblown what I chose
And I would have been happy
with anything
anything but  desolation........
But then maybe it's all an evil game
played by the gods
They must be bored too
Now ....the end is nearing
getting close and now I ......
I can see right through thier
plans .........
I asked for serenity
and they gave me
a hard fought peace....
Be carefull what you wish for....
There are times that the god's
aren't  all that

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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

You must've read my mind! Turmoil occurs with the publishing company I thought too great to be true!!! Down from that tree I landed with a bump... Still feeling the bruise and think I'm experiencing a concussion.... Love your words!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

No !I hope you're book is Ok, are you having difficulty with them!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

ahorseback, I do love this piece, steeped with truth and wisdom..."I asked for serenity and they gave me a hard fought peace...." you so enrich this place! Thank you!

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well done ahorseback!

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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

We stare at the abyss from the cliff of our lives, and as we close our tearful eyes in despair our fists raise in defiance.

I don't know what it is about your words but they open my mind so easily. Perhaps it is an identification with the place the words find their start, perhaps it is the manner in which you weave leaving threads to find a point to move on. It seems we have shared the same tortured view at some time - and maybe even the same vision of hope. In any case I am so very happy you are here and share.

Another great piece my friend.

Hugs always


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

"Yes I almost made it there

I almost got this wish......."

Once I was so close myself. This is beautiful ahorseback, one of your very best.

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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Yes be careful indeed and remember Karma, it all comes back to us... oh all those little things we do, don't do and come back to us.

Peace, is my most treasured guide. Great poem I enjoyed Cavedwellers and Catotonica, The Sacrifice of Self.

May you know more and more peace, just follow it... Peace :) Katie

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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

I have to say that this is one of your greatest pieces of words put to poetry Ahorseback. It is all hard fought, and sometimes we win, and sometimes we don't. But it all matters in the end, how we played the game. Thank you Dear Friend for sharing this insightful poetry It truly does make me stop and think.



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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Tnderhrt,Thank you much dear,I was in one of those places where a mood was there and haden't yet shown itself from the darkness ! Be well...:-]

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

WillStarr , Thanks my friend for understanding! Be well.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cheyenne , thank you so much Laurie One of thse writings that come from a place not quite known , that we can't quite indentify, and leaves us a little scattered ! :-]

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenird, Thank you and you know, thats a great profile picture , as we all reveal ourselves , we come to know ourselves better.! Be well my friend!!!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

KatieM , You are 'write'about that ,as I get older I pay more attention to the lightning strikes and falling meteors , Karma maybe thats simply the answer. Thank you for your ever vigilant words of wisdom :-] , be well dear friend.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie Dawn, When I submit something ro be pubished , I know in a way that there are those who will understand and you are one of those ,thank you for that kindness. Be well Laurie!

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

When we make a wish we must believe it can come true!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, Absolutely , and thats the key ! We must teach some children about the practical side of dreams... doing the work! And others about keeping magic in thier day while they toil away at life! Be well Girl!and keep dreaming.

daddysgirl 5 years ago

I always wondered why some get everything and others have a tough row to hoe. I have found though that a lot of the times I don't get what I pray for there is always a good reason. Yes too I have made the error of praying for patience...I know how crazy is that! Anyhow God has a plan for all of us and the outcome is even better. Heard a man say it right on sunday..." We always choose to do what we want and pray that God will bless our decisions"...what a mess! I thought really hard on that and how many times I waited for the answer to my prayers to be shouted from heaven or to be instant. At least you have found serenity dad, you should get more answers to your questions than most on your daily nature walk!

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Daddy's Girl...:-] And he was right saying that! All the walking in the life I've done has taught me this! There is no great beginning or ending that can be explained away in Answers or questions . There is only the walk. Only the journey itself, And how we chose to live in each moment , that is the only choice. To live well and be happy in that moment! That alone will give us our reward at the end. This , I wrote when I was a little down , A weak moment ! But a moment no less! Smile my girl....It's just words.....Love you bunches.oxoxoxoxoxoxxoooo Dad.

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