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Finding Motivation

Updated on December 21, 2014

Creeping up the hill, the horizon before me

static needles prickling

electricity sticking to my flesh

ripe with beginnings and endings

Darkness slides across the sky

as I approach the sound

Colors fade into the cloud

I cannot turn around

I’ve come too far

I’m almost there

Everything I love behind me

Everything unknown ahead


Explosions shatter my thoughts

as the air grows heavy

They throw everything they have at it

Technology falls before the anomaly

All those rich men finally feel fear

discovering their money is worthless

and their power is meaningless

Shredded jets and military wreckage

litter the ground around me

but nothing hits me


I look down

I see my body lying there

near the top of the hill

I almost made it


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The questions you cannot ask

fill your head before sleep

disperse before morning arrives

as you open your tired eyes

Time flows onward

and you love, but you lose

and change is all that remains

aside from awareness

that you are aware

and deeper somewhere

memories make you what you are


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Immobilized

watching the stars spiral above

The Earth spins faster

or is it time?

Blackness

comes for you quietly

every memory flashes

before your darkening eyes

Reaching

out from the rift

sweating cold fear

a distant light appears

distinctly you hear

the whisper

the scream

consuming everything

“come to me”


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Darkness is real, I won’t ever deny

the power it holds in the absence of light,

when light is demanded with so low a supply

You can watch it unfold, from somewhere outside

like a window that shows the events of your life

Haunting to know that you can’t make it right


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Lost in the ocean,

in the vastness, awaits

Lost in the water

in the dream, it awakes

Lost in the water,

so blue, yet so black

the struggle to find

what it is that you lack

A warm reaching hand

keeps the coldness away

keeps the demons at bay

It is there that you’ll stay

within that embrace

Within it, you’re safe,

and the oceans disperse

and the oceans, they fade

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      BenWritings 2 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thank you nikki :P

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      Nikkij504gurl 2 years ago from Louisiana

      "Darkness is real, I won’t ever deny

      the power it holds in the absence of light,"

      As always your words are deep and more powerful than any man's riches.

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      BenWritings 2 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      thank you jo :] that's all I ask for

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      Joleen Friesen 2 years ago from Alberta Canada

      I love this! I can get right into the emotion with ease ... it just comes naturally:)

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