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Success - I Can See You - Barnsey's Attempts at Poetry

Updated on July 3, 2012

I See You

I have seen you

Creeping on the edges of my vision

I know you're there

Watching me and mumbling aloud

I know you,

though I fear you just the same

I have watched you glide around me like a shark in a dark ocean

Your teeth are endless,

like possibilities

You are unstoppable and I have avoided you too long

Your gaping maw beckons but I resist as ever

Plaintive in my efforts there is no use,

you have caught me...

at last...success

Why is there not silence?

Why has my sight not dimmed?

Where do my limbs take me?

Whispered promises on the wind.

At last...they cry and I seek closest cover

the beast has finally found me

and it has made me...

its lover

Why did I resist?

Just the threat of you, my jailer

Now that I know you so true

I can never return to failure.


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      Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      It is creepy, my enemies are insinuative rather than confrontational, lol! Thanks for stopping in, laurennewcomb, I am a big fan of your stuff!

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      laurenewcomb 5 years ago from California

      It's a bit creepy... But I like it :) Voted up!

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      Barnsey 5 years ago from Happy Hunting Grounds

      Thank you, jonmcclusk! Always appreciate a compliment from one of the most talented poets on Hubpages.

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      Jonathan McCloskey 5 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      I found this poem to be inspirational and invigorating, the perfect thing to boost my spirits. Great job, Barnsey.