I Will Not Back Down ........

I will not back down....
I miss that place ....that feeling.....
knowing of daysides
and darkness too
In spite of the practiced and perfected
smile everyone see's
There were echo's last night
immersed in a dream
Projected onto the
wall of darkness
In the dream......
There suspended among
the stars and spheres of
stone and white dust
I needed to get home......
despite the vision of an
cold childhood home
of disfunction.
I was once one of them
One house of solid empty
Did you know there is an
aroma to depression?
Just every so once in
awhile I catch the scent
in my sun filled
Is this what I get
for interplanetary
Know this....Orion
I will not back down.

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samiaali 5 years ago

A beautiful, haunting piece ahorseback! I liked it very much! :)

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Sami , I like that new smile Too! Hugs.

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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Sometimes the only way we can go home again is with in the dark quietness of what seems to be a dream. The time among the stars... Orion awaits. I know well the scent of which you speak. The scent that can leave us weak. Be gentle with you my wandering friend and soon you will be back home again.

Now, where is the famous smile you hold...

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Oh Im fine Laurie , just traveling around the stars with my predawn coffee. Visiting old places. Thanks for your constant vigilance. I'll always smile here. Hugs.

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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

YOU KNOW I love it!

I'm not afraid, come take my hand, everybody come take a stand.

The lyrics from a song, a musician just recoverying from a drug addiction. Different the needs of us all but the words powerful.

Love, Peace and Joy, Katie

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Once again I thank my favorite Katie.! Ed.

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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Haunting, beautiful poem, and one that speaks of an inner strength. I love the sky and its mysteries, so Orion listen to what ahorseback has to say. :) Will come back to read it again.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marie , thank you , that's really nice to know. Were you and I related once? LOL. Brother -sister?

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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Interplanetary travels -- very cool. Dreams can be comforting or disturbing -- or sometimes both. Thanks for a great poem.

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Salley. Thank you for sharing with me.

Marina Lester 5 years ago

Ghosts of the past, haunting and forever... But we get strength from them. That's what I got from this piece, the wispy fingers of the past played a mute melody on the harp of heart... and you wrap your fingers around an inner strength you found through struggle. Thank you for the read friend! :)

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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Marina , you really are ahead of you're age you know , better slow down and live girl! Hugs.

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