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~Hopes and Dreams~

Updated on May 19, 2017

~Prologue~

When life passes us by...


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~A Journey to Self~

Not young anymore nor am I old

just somewhere in between

Its like life pass me by

swallowing up my dreams

All my hopes now fantasies

bare the scars of a symphony

once embraced by melodies

now all it does is taunt and flee

dragging me deeper into eternity

fumbling with my emotions like sand

brushing against the ocean

bottled by tme and space in a place

only God could grace

How can I hide beneath the somber of

gravel that buries my memories

do I fight the hunger and the rage

that bemoans and whails in agony

always contrite, yet oblique

beckoning, longing to be free

to rid itself of this silhouette that

dwells inside of me

Shall I scream hallelujah

I'm somewhere in between

be happy for the memories

that somehow chasten me

or is life just a paradox, no beginning

no end

just a point in time to embellish

revel on what could have been

Bartering on time, no particular chime

unsung melodies to unwind

I sometimes ponder on that emotion

and wallow in its stream, clinging boundlessly

to regain my hopes and dreams

(©)copyright:6/15/2016:KarenRussell/Literature Only

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      Putz Ballard 7 years ago

      This is great Karen.

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      peacenhim 7 years ago

      Beautifully expressed....the tug of war of our souls. Trying to hold onto to our youth, while learning to embrace the journey of getting older. Enjoy the moment, live each day to the fullest!! Peace.

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      Karen Russell 7 years ago

      THANK YOU EVERYONE, YOU KNOW BY NOW, I WRITE WHEN MY SPIRIT WRITES, I'M GRATEFUL YOU STOP BY...

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      sophs 7 years ago

      Excellent poem Karen, really beautiful.

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      Karen Russell 7 years ago

      THANK YOU SO MUCH & THANK YOU FOR DROPPING IN, PLEASE COME AGAIN, MORE TO COME I'M SURE...

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      Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      So reflective in mood, beautiful...

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      Karen Russell 7 years ago

      THANK YOU FOR DROPPING IN & THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE MY JOURNEY...

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      pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

      ...let us break free.. :)... thank you for sharing this great poem! :)...

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      Karen Russell 7 years ago

      THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DROP BY & READ IT, I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT, KAREN...

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      Cory RevolutionaryPoet Sol 7 years ago

      i like this write sister!

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      Karen Russell 7 years ago

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH & THANK YOU FOR SHARING MY JOURNEY...

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      GERDA BELFOR 6 years ago

      Beautiful Sis,Love it...

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      Karen Russell 6 years ago

      THANK YOU SIS FOR STOPPING BY, HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON, HOTEP!

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      karen denise 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Keep writing... sweet release...

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      Karen Russell 4 years ago

      Hello and thank you Karen for dropping by, hope to see you again soon, Karen...

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