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"A Place Among the Stars" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on November 23, 2015

"A Place Among the Stars"

Remember this boy

So to understand the man

Debating in the halls of adolescence

Wet and dirty behind the ears, anointing the soapbox, acting out as he takes a stand

To sit down and digest

Food found in err

Nourish this vapor of soul

Here is life, in front of you, mortality

A cold and lonely, harsh reality, so, now we need love

First step is to confuse love with attention

Love is distance, the right to free will

To take a fall, again and again and again

Get up

We learned of the best

Souls hindered by gravity

The pressure to feed the flesh

To devour ourselves in experience

Here in our final scene

A new beginning

One step closer

Into the flow of energy

Molecules, how small we are

Precious and delicate, sweet and innocent

Our new beginning

To a place among the stars

Mimicking, burning bright

Thinking of self in a divine light

The burn of sacrifice, showing on our face

The acknowledgment of years of trial

The development of a craft

The denial

A proclamation

Taking hold of truth

Procession with a twist

Alterations of perfection, we tragic flaws

Manipulating nature

Playing with fire

Caught in the wave of confusing love with attention


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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thanks Jodah, for some that place among the stars is celebrity, fame, acceptance and belonging in this world of flesh, for others it is a place with God, and sometimes, somewhere along the way it all gets confused.

      Thanks again, as always.


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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you for the visit Manatita, I appreciate it.


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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      We dream, we strive, we err and fall, we try again...but we ever shoot for a place among the stars. Good one Eric.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      A play on life, yeh. A bit like that, Bro. We do our best, and are continually reaching for the stars in this evolutionary process. Interesting approach.