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Life Given

Updated on May 6, 2012

Imagine if you will

a sight of endless blankness

with only will to place

upon this empty page

begging only for a story

to be told through its being

and in it, everything

and through it, anything

within it, all the colors

inside it, every dream


Given once

we sat so still

under perfect sunlight

but our bodies cast shadows

and the darkness within them

took a new form

and all despair sprang forth


The stars consume themselves

swallowing their own seemingly

endless source of energy

and when they finally end

a certain part of the night's canvas

is erased and set to blackness

but just beyond the flash

we barely seem to notice

such vast ripples of light

expand across lakes of imagination

infinitely creative is He

who spoke them into being

© copyright Ben D.A - 2012


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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      Absolutely excellent, Ben...sounds like something Rod Serling would impart at the beginning of a "Twilight Zone" episode. I really liked it. WB

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      QudsiaP1 4 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful Ben, I love how you opened it; strong and powerful as ever.

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      Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

      You just keep cranking out a lot of thought-provoking lines, Ben. Much depth here...thanks for sharing. WB

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Very beautiful!! I feel like I'm weightless drifting through time and space, amazing!

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      arb 5 years ago from oregon

      Good to know you can take a break and resume without loosing a step. Great write, ben.

    • Dee aka Nonna profile image

      Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

      I really like of my favorite line is "upon this empty page begging only for a story.

      Well, well done. Voted up.

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      BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      Thank you Nellie, I've missed things here

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      I am glad you're writing, Ben, if in a writing metamorphism following subjection to extreme heat and pressure, perhaps. . . .

      ". . . begging only for a story to be told through its being. . ."

      SO good to see you!

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