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tempted beyond measure

Updated on June 19, 2013

I'm licking my wounds from the inside

replacing the knives with the sunlight

tore all the pages and cheated all the lies

I know you want to

Shred these fingers of darkness

stop the chalkboard scratching

shattered memories glued together

I know you want to

Forsake the dreams you once had

kept them all bottled up inside

now they escaped

their scribbled eyes are haunting you

I know you want to

Fly upon the back of destiny's fate

awaken invisible lines that said you once cared

strap the tourniquet to every part of coward

I know you want to

Tear the wings of madness

tilt the sands of time

laugh and smile one more time

I know you want to

Sleep without screaming

Breathe without choking

Live without dying

Fly without falling


without bleeding

I know you want to


just hold onto my cape and don't look down

I promise

I'll take off my mask before we touch the ground

then we'll both see the truth


holding on forever

we'll feel the fires of heaven

holding on forever

I promise

I won't let you go

I know you want to

I know you want to


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    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      so true my friend... sometimes our mind gets in the way of our hearts, me thinks :) and sometimes the heart overrides the mind... when you know something is wrong, but you can't believe it, cause you love that person so much... yeah, confusing indeed... confusing myself - haha Always appreciate you coming along for the journey :)

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      Fehl Dungo 

      5 years ago from close to you...

      A magic carpet ride of Love and how crazy it is to be in love. It confuses us and makes us scared but we woke up stronger anyway so we decided to conquer it and just be in love and be happy. I love how you ended it, I see a double meaning endings :)

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Thanks so much Mhatter... so true! I know whenever I deviate from myself, the words always fall empty... Much respect my friend

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Bravo. I give you one valuable suggestion : be yourself. This is marvelous and proof of my advice.

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Hey Poetic Ink... honored by your time and kind inspiring words, thank you so very much!! So great to find a place like this where writers can read each others work... I love getting lost... and found :) Thanks again... my day off today :) going to spend it with a hot cup of tea and getting lost in some ink...

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Thank you so much Debbie... so much chaos in this world nowadays, internal and external... would be nice if we could all be superheros in some way... and deep down, we really can :) appreciate you stopping by !!

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      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York, New York

      I no you want too, nice technique and approach to fully expressing that feeling many of us all have been seeking, that very thing that spark our craving for self expression, and creativity in itself. "True Freedom", oh yeah I definitely want too LOL :)

      Nice job this poem was fun and interesting to read at the same time, got me lost, found, and inspired as well. Cool stuff!

      Thumbs up and getting shared across the vast spectrum of the online clouds, web and social locations our poetry community pages are built into. Bravo!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      WOW an awesome poem. awesome writing .. you simply amazed me .. voting up


      I am sahring


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