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A Prayer From My Prison

Updated on January 15, 2012

How long have I slept?

How strong were my bonds?


I dreamt of my fears

I lay here for years


Escaping a dream

To enter nightmare

Repeating again

The same mistakes

Falling victim

To the vastness

To the grandeur

The greatness

Of this fallacy


Oh, Gods, grant me freedom


Oh, love, kiss me quickly


Hold me once more

Embrace me before

I depart from this place

And must watch you fade

Softly away, as I’m calling

Your name, feeling my strength

Abandoning me,

Abandoning you

Leaving us distant, forgetting

This story we share, passing

Down through the ages

Minutes like decades

And time, my foe remains

Keeps me from you

My love, I won’t

Let you go, not once

No force shall acquire

Your dreams, for

I’ll keep them

Here in my heart,

Forever and always

To remind you

Who you were

What you are

What you meant

What you mean

Everything , to me


Oh eyes, stay fixated

Holding her image

Dearly departed

Forever within me


Lonesome, empty

I called thee

You came here

You saved me


But sadly, you left me

But not by your choosing

For, darling, quite simply

Time and space, it forsakes me

It robs me from you

It takes you from me

And I struggle, eternal

To somehow break free


Oh, darling,

Goodbye, yet again

I promise I’ll see you

I swear I’ll ascend

Out of the ashes

And if not, I will send

To you, all my love

In the form of an angel

Until someday, somehow

I’ll finally meet you

The day I awake…




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    • BenWritings profile image
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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      that's funny as hell. lol :]

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      Randy Behavior 6 years ago from Near the Ocean

      So either you are off happy with lady love but no poems or we get you and your lamenting, pain filled poetry but no lady love. Some choice.

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      as4ra 6 years ago

      Your welcome, looking forward to reading more poetry by you! :)

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      wow thanks so much as4ra :D

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      as4ra 6 years ago

      ... ah WOW!!! I loved it! It swallowed me in literally i was drawn to the next line and then the ending i don't think it could have ended any different..it was perfect! It shines hope for the ones in love. :) Great Work!

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      BenWritings 6 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thanks to everyone :] very muchhh

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      Two Poles 7 years ago from Morgantown, West Virginia

      I find myself relating a lot to your works. Powerful stuff here.

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      Nikki Wicked 7 years ago from Louisiana

      "No force shall acquire

      Your dreams, for

      I’ll keep them

      Here in my heart"

      This is beautiful, simply gorgeous of a poem. Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, like an angel falling from heaven for the love of a human.

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      Carolee Samuda 7 years ago from Jamaica

      As I said about 'Area 51', you are an amazing poet. I could never write like that. You have immersed yourself in the life of someone who is passing and to understand it so well is simply amazing, if there is another word more amazing than amazing itself then you are it!!!!!!!

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      misty95 7 years ago from uk

      You search for freedom, for that is within.

      Learn the levels of your soul, for your journey to begin.

      The light of truth is there in my hubs, start learning, reading and cut out the pubs.

      To be something today in this given time, takes courage, and speed and quickness of mind.

      Your talent is there so keep battling through, one day you will meet that special clue?

      May the force be with you......

    • BenWritings profile image
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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      I'm making a semi-return Ian :]

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      Twilight Lawns 7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      No, I wasn't. It was just my slant on your poem,... which I like.

      There ain't that much poetry on HP... less since you performed your semi-departure.

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      i wasn't correcting wayne, Ian...if that's what you were thinking. not sure if you were? lol nice to see you here old buddy

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      Twilight Lawns 7 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      I thought "Phoenix rising... but not soon enough".

      But that's the beauty of good poetry, it is open to personal interpretation. No one is wrong... no one is right.

      Even the poet.

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Thanks a lot Wayne. It came from many levels for me as well.

      I feel like love evades me, runs from me. Not just love, but true connection.

      I feel like I can only acquire such feelings for short "waking" moments, then go back to dreaming

      this one was outside the confines of time and space, it was more a concept/idea than anything

      thanks for the comment, and I'm glad it spoke to you

      :]

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      This verse comes through to me on many levels...the man wasting away in a prison cell; the man trapped in the claws of death looking back to those he loves; the man who lived his life without that one true love who was always there just not accessible...many emotions. You write quite well for a young writer, Ben, quite well. WB

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      Yes let see how interesting hmmmm let me think for a minute....

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      it could get interesting ;]

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      Ohhhhh duh so sorry I am very slow at things like that oopsie my bad! Okay I will start and we can go from there on...

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      i was kinda talking about like, you n me gettin together...as a joke

      but i guess we can write a joint poem, maybe if you start it and post it as a hub, then i'll comment it and you can add it on? ;] i mean, if you want...

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      So how do you want to write this poem Sir??? I am game if you are....

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      I miss ya too, and all my hubber pals ;]

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      Ben really on a serious note I missed ya buddy

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      I say lets who starts the verse you or me ???

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      bella - yeah I'm a pretty raw sorta feller, you're a pretty raw sorta gal...what say we put 2 + 2 together n see what happens? ;]

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      Erica Sanchez 7 years ago from California

      Jinkies Ben always so raw I read your writting! Never do you mask what you feel kinda like me oops right?? lol

      smiles :)

      bella

    • BenWritings profile image
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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      awesome comment acer :]

      thanks a lot man

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      Mentalist acer 7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Ashes to verse ascending from curse...intense and beautiful Ben.;))

    • BenWritings profile image
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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thank you saddle, you've always supported me, I appreciate that a lot. :]

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      saddlerider1 7 years ago

      Beautifully written, I to pray you ascend from the ashes and meet up with your vixen, this scribe reaches up to the heavens, I hope she is listening and transcends to meet you in the skies and remove you from the dark Abyss of earths turmoils, stench and broken dreams. peace and blessing to you my scribe, nice to see you back my talented poet.

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