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Updated on February 19, 2017
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Brian Gray obtained his degree in Language from Lee University and has been a published author and professional writer since 1985.


When face I times of greatest heartache

Driven deep within my mind,

A well there is from which I draw,

Solace bringing, strong and kind.

Filled it is from tear and anguish,

Moments past of broken dreams,

Times I tried and failed and fell, yet,

Found again a time to dream.

Grateful to this well am I,

With its treasures great and vast,

Wherein sought I oft in sorrow,

Tears I in its depths did cast.

Hearts of glass and eyes of water

Are reflected in its face.

Sorrows of the mounting turmoils

Cannot from me take its place.

Often loneliest in those hours

When unto this well I’ve crept,

And looking deep into its depths,

Found I there my sleep and slept.

So, thus, again with broken heart

Visit I where solace lies

And deeply dipping with my hands,

Wash this sorrow from my heart and eyes.

Brian Gray December 1977-June 19, 1978 11:40 p.m.


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      Brian Gray 7 months ago from Pennsylvania

      Debangee Mandal,

      Thank you for those kind words. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed this one.


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      DEBANGEE MANDAL 7 months ago from India

      A very well written poem. It flows with a rhythm and is wonderful to read.

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      Brian Gray 12 months ago from Pennsylvania

      always exploring,

      We who live long lives have often endured many pains. Whatever gets us through each one becomes that well of strength that grows with each sorrow.


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      Ruby Jean Fuller 12 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Within, I gleaned so much from this piece. It is a source of peace, yet filled with sorrow and finally washing it all away. Just Beautiful!!

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      Brian Gray 12 months ago from Pennsylvania


      Yes, inner strength is our best friend. Thanks for reading my poem and commenting.


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      Brian Gray 12 months ago from Pennsylvania


      Thank you for reading my poem and leaving that nice comment. It is always a pleasure to hear from those who enjoy my work.

      Blessings to you and yours, as well,


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      Brian Gray 12 months ago from Pennsylvania


      Thank you for reading and commenting. The practice of life makes perfect. We learn from our downfalls and mistakes, increase our strength through experience, and we gain strength from not giving up.


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      Threekeys 12 months ago from Australia

      Our inner world is our best friend and full of treasures. Enjoyed your poem. Look foward to reading more.

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      whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States

      Very nicely written my friend. I so enjoyed the style and cadence a lot. Blessings to you and yours. whonu

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      Oztinato 12 months ago from Australia

      Good work Hanavee.

      A great reminder about that peaceful mysterious place within.