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Escape Into

Updated on March 14, 2012

I'm on the other side of myself looking through the glass
that divides my heart from my mind,
and the sky passes over in time lapse fashion.

The stars rotate as they should,
but I'm standing still even now,
despite the chaos around me.

Motion is endless and time is a menace,
or an angel for some.

My hopes rise and fall like empires through ages
while my sight falls and rests on the inevitable

The division is clear
The result is predicted
Just a matter of time
Just a short while still

So vivid is this image of futures I create
but my delusions no longer plague me in this physical state


into the transition

beyond evolution

coasting past civilizations we never imagined

and the void will find you

to reclaim the emptiness that's thriving inside you


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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Brilliant, wow. Striking poem, love it!

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      Ben, you're beloved. Your following has never been meager, especially considering its quality.

      Your fertile mind and imagination are like magnets for us. Never doubt it. Main thing is to keep producing. Remember "build it and they will come" - and help encourage others, too. Big hugs.

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      BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Sligo, you are another one of the few that showed me support back in the day. Seems like just about all my first friends on here have visited me :]

      Just need Ken and Colin and that would be everyone :P

      Thanks again

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      sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

      Welcome home my old friend. I haven't been around as much either. Your name caught my eye in the notifications. My favorite line - and there are many-"My hopes rise and fall like empires through ages". This is a fine metaphor. The vastness of human history is harnessed and encapsulated in a single line.

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      BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      It's nice to see some of my old friends on here reading and commenting. Thank you all :]

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      Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

      That last line is killer good!

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      Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

      Great one Ben! Felt like I was standing still admist the rest of the world...moving quickly past me, chaotic and riotous and I am just a motionless statue watching as it all crumbles til the void takes us all in. and then there's nothingness.

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Beny Ben Ben, Very good hun I applaud thee :)



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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      ". . . the transition ??beyond evolution. . . " - an engaging concept, Ben.

      But you're the master of those! Like Mark, for me it bears further probing, this. There's a multitude of concepts here.

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      The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Deep dude... gonna have to read this again... but I like the part of the heart and mind separated... it seems that is true so many times and you have this inner turmoil between sense and love... even harmful love of life, a girl, of danger... whatever it is...

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