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The Quest of Life

Updated on December 18, 2014

He walks alone on the eve of the night

His collar is raised and there is nowhere to go.

Once again, there is no family or light,

His empty eyes yet again, always stay low.


The sounds of imperceptible lives reach his ears

And are more deafening than ever.

His mind holds crevices of whiskey and years

Bonds have been lost and ties were severed.


The dark clouds gather quickly and furiously,

As he crosses the bridge going toward hell

His personal demons all fly over him curiously

Yet this is the time for a final farewell.


Halfway across his well-beaten path

Crouches his dog of days long before.

And there sits the rusted, partially buried old flask.

And on the post hangs the discarded mirror.


His eyes dart away, to ignore his former past,

The ghosts of the days who used to bid him come,

Be gone, yet away, the die no longer cast

He can finally change, no longer succumb.


Those times now are dead, no longer in vogue

She stands before him without chains in her hand.

He casts off old ways, the former selfish rogue.

Hitting the bottom, caused him to understand.


With her in mind, for once in his life,

She always stood there but he could not see.

Time stood still in blackness and strife.

With the veil lifted, he was meant to be.


May you shed your inhibitions, gain passions anew

This is the season for a new inner glow.

Now see the light, look at the future overdue

Look straight ahead, through a brighter window.


She waited for you through the worst of your days

And knew you would break those bonds.

And brighten that old, well known murky haze.

It only took her trust in you to create that response.


May you live that new, bright world

With true passion and undying zest.

Your deepest emotions have surfaced, unfurled

You have passed the most difficult of tests.

© 2014 Deb Hirt

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      tiagodamiao, thanks for saying so…hope that I can continue to do that in your eyes.

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      Tiago Damião 2 years ago from Torres Novas

      Impressive!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I don't drink, either, Kevin.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      That was impressive Deb. When I read it I got the feeling of being there, even though I do not drink. I voted up, shared and Tweeted it.

      Kevin

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      You'll see even more pictures here. Take a look at: http://debhirt.blogspot.com

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      Cesare 2 years ago

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Lindojhonsinho, If you're not logged in, it just will not allow counts to go to your account.

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      Lindojhonsinho 2 years ago

      Hi Johnathan.I'm sorry, but I don t think your solution stkcis?Why?What happens if I'm not logged in the first time when I access the website or I delete my cookies often?The very first visit before i log in will be counted so i will have at least 30 visits a month only from me.What do you think?Thank you for the article anyway and looking forward your answer!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Yes, Dianna, that is exactly what I was going to try to show. There are so many choices to make, but due to inexperience and not enough thought, we don't always go the right way.

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      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      I enjoyed your poem. It is another example of your creative talents. It was beautifully expressive of life's pathway.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Faith Reaper, thanks as always, for reading. You won't be able to pin this, but I do appreciate the other avenues of sharing it.m If I don't speak to you before the holiday, have a great one!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Brilliant poetry, Deb! Bill certainly stated it well in that your poetry is where your writer's soul really shines.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Peace and blessings always

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Kim…sometimes that's all it takes, if we are lucky. Here's to a magical season...

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Alicia! Sometimes the best things are to be...

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      இڿڰۣ-- кιмвєяℓєу 2 years ago from Niagara Region, Canada

      People can pick themselves off the ground and dust themselves off if they have someone who believes in them. Hope can carry them a long way. Beautiful, Deb.

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      Linda Crampton 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is a very inspirational poem, Deb. I love the change from negativity to the hopeful, positive ending.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Thanks, Sha. Glad that you enjoyed it.

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Deb, this is amazing. It's a testament to human strength and the undying support of those who believe in us. It's a poem of hope and love.

      Awesome!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Manatita, you find destiny easiest at the lowest points.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, Mary! A path can be created in such a short period of time.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Hey, cleaner! Thanks for reading...

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Billy, I can be a soulful character…(grin)

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Yes, Deb,

      The last few stanzas are more positive and do give hope. Beautifully crafted. Much peace.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      This was such an amazing read Deb. I was sure he was going to commit suicide but his angel, or love, saw him through. Trust can mean so much.

      Voted awesome, beautiful, and interesting.

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      cleaner3 2 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      nice poem,,,

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love your Boomer Lake articles, of course, but I really love your poetry. This is where your writer's soul really shines, Deb.