Poem: I Want to Run Away

Running away from life?

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On the wings of prayer

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I Want to Run

Under the shadow of Your wings

Away from the clanking din

My pillow—the softness of Your downs

To lay my head

And erase the lines of my frowns.


I want to run

To the highest peak

Where clouds bend to kiss

Emerald green of glorious kinds

Breathe in, breath out

In rhythm to nature’s quiet signs.


I want to run

To the softness of your embrace

Your heart thumping against mine

Tracing the lines of my imperfection

The warmth of August sun

Illuminating, yet no condemnation.


I want to run

Under the folds of quilts

Thick and warm

There to smolder fears and tears

The sweet slumber of suspension

Untold troubles no longer sear.


I want to run

Into the midst of chaos

Lost in the cacophony of distraction

To drown sorrows in the bitter cup

Dull senses, drunken nerves

Wallowing in the cusp of life’s mud.


I want to run

Where rivers cannot flood

Where fires cannot singe

Where wolves, serpents and ravens

Find no resting ground

To rule the nest, to sing.


I want to run

Into the winds beneath the wings

Of prayers made of faith and dare

To linger, to ponder God’s power

And I—a drop in the bucket

Insignificant, yet swathed in love’s showers.


I want to run

Inside of myself

To find the mirror of peace

The true syncopation of life

To rise upon the noise

To live, laugh, love …defy.


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Does life get your down? Do you feel defeated, worn and tired? You’re jaded, stressed and on the verge of distress? You’re pushed from all sides and you feel like breaking? Been there? I've felt that way many times in life--when life is just unbearable and totally cluttered with life's demands and anxieties. I've learned to run away to a place of safety..a place where I can recoup, recharge and re-energize and feel alive again. Yes, the go-to place. It is different for everybody. Hanging out with friends, playing the guitar or guitar hero, getting a massage, a spa treatment, a night's out, flying off to exotic hide-outs or just a barbecue in the backyard--what's yours?

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Get Involved with Sports--a natural outlet for stress relief.

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Run as Fast as You Can


When life gets weary

Its pace dreary.


When world is too much

And everything sucks.


When life gets lame

And there’s no one to blame.


When the daily grind turns frenzy

And your boss is crazy.


When life sends you on a spin

And straps of patience wear thin.


When burdens gets heavy

And you’ve lost your savvy.


When your strength is small

And you can’t stand tall.


When life leaves you lonely

Cherished memories just a story.


When happiness is nowhere

The vast emptiness stare.


When the inside of you is crying

But outside, smiling and still lying.


When the underpinnings give way

And you're trapped in storm’s sway.


When life mocks,

And you can no longer take stocks.


When life won’t rhyme

No matter which mountain you climb.


Then…


Run as fast as you can

Run, run, run

Find your spot in the sun.


Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.


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Other poetry hubs by anglnwu:

Love Slips Away

Dorm Goodbye

Take Five from Nature

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snakeslane 4 years ago from Canada

This is so sweet and fun angnlwu, I love the note at the bottom To Mum, from Daisy. That really says it all. Regards, snakeslane


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

Very well written and captivating


V Qisya 4 years ago

Love it!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

Great job! Touching!

HI THERE, the pics are well put together..voted up!


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi Anglnwu! This was so heartwarming! Beautiful!


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KeithTax 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Beautiful. Love the image, too.


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Om Paramapoonya 4 years ago

Hey I had always thought of you as a wonderful article writer, but recently I realized you're also a great poet! Love this hub. I think we all feel like running away every once in a while.


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi anginwu, fabulous poetry and I love the pictures, the note is great!

Well written and beautiful, voting up, best wishes MM


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

snakeslane, I greatly appreciate your comments, seeing you're such a great poet yourself. Thanks again for gracing this page with your feedback.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Senoritaa, appreciate your encouraging feedback.

V Qisya, many thanks for dropping by.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thank you, lord de cross, your comments meant much to me.


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brittanytodd 4 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Great poems! Voted up


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Dexter, it makes me happy just to see you here. Thanks for commenting.


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Sage Williams 4 years ago

So beautifully said,,,Sage

"I want to run

Inside of myself

To find the mirror of peace

The true syncopation of life

To rise upon the noise

To live, laugh, love …defy."


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Brett.Tesol 4 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Voted up, beautifully written. A skill which I lack, but can appreciate nonetheless.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, Keith, good to see you.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Om, coming from the Queen of prose (i.e. you), these words mean lots to me. Thank you so much for your positive feedback. Now, I don't have to run away.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Movie Master, your continual support is very much appreciated. I love it when you visit. Thanks and best wishes to you too.


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta

This is truely a lovely piece, and the note at the end was the icing on the cake as they say. So well done. I appreciate your writings. Have voted up!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

brittanytood, appreciate your visit. Thank you.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Sage, so good to see you again. Thanks for reading and leaving me your encouragement.


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

Aaawh, such a touching poem. It will speak to readers in different ways.

For me, it was thought provoking and inspiring.

Thanks and Best Wishes.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Brett, reading your comments make me want to give you a huge hug. Thanks!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

adrienne, I do like that note too--if we can only be kids once in a while and write that note to whoever is getting on our nerves. Thanks again for commenting.


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jesusmyjoy 4 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

life is so hard..nice hub


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Lady E, we can all use some running away, every once in a while. Glad you find it inspiring and I'm always happy to hear from you. Thanks for posting it on facebook too--I greatly appreciate that.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Jesusmyjoy, I agree that life is hard--that's why we need to run away sometimes, to the right person, the right place and re-focus. This idea for the poem came to me when I was contemplating why life just is so very hard sometimes--and the answer is clear--we can run and hide under His wings. Have a great day and thanks for commenting.


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mikielikie 4 years ago from Texas

very well done


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, mikielikie, I likie what you just said.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

great HUB. Thanks for sharing and for following!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

PDXKaroake, thanks for reading and commenting.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

This running poem is quite profound, but yet it hits every corner of life's helpless personal worries & quarrels. I loved it a great deal,its soothing to the eye's & leaves me worry free cause it addresses each one of mine so smoothly, without any added pressure using poetic powers in worded form. Your a powerful writer indeed, Voted up as Beautiful, Interesting, Awesome & most of all Useful. Thanks for sharing Anginwu & Nice to meet ya on Hub.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Cloudexplorer, your words meant a lot to me. I'm glad that you like the poem and the layout. Thanks for voting it up. Have a great day.


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frogyfish 4 years ago from Central United States of America

anglnwu, your poetry is truthfully amazing, beautiful! It is expressed so eloquently. I really relate to seeking peace underneath those widespread wings! Think I'll bookmark your hub to come back... Thank you so much for sharing your talent!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

frogyfish, I'm with you. Prayer is my number one way of diffusing my stress and burdens. I'm glad you enjoyed the poetry and thank you so much for your encouraging feedback.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

This was truly unique and beautiful poem as well. Thank you very much for share with us. Well done and vote up!

Prasetio


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

prasetio, good to hear from you. Thanks for your positive feedback--greatly appreciate that.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

you're welcome. nice seeing you!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

PDXKaroakeGuy, good to see you too. Thanks for dropping by.


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wisdom25 4 years ago from San Tan Valley

I love these poems; especially the photos and that quote you posted. Great write! Much love and respect.


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, wisdom25, glad you enjoyed the poems and quotes. Appreciate your comments.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

You have a great collection of poetry here, anglnwu. I really enjoyed them all :) You truly speak a message here; well, numerous messages that I can definitely relate to! Voted UP


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Thanks, KDuBarry, glad you enjoyed them. Thanks for taking time off to read and comment.


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Aiden Hill 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

This is great. I usually just run around the block, but all those places are good too.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Peaceful poem with lovely rhyme. I love the photos, too, and the adorable note at the bottom. Great job. All the votes!


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anglnwu 4 years ago Author

Haha, Aiden, nice going running around the block to run away? Aprpeciate your comments.

Good to see you here, Victoria. Glad you like it and thanks for the votes.

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