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In the final throes of darkness
At the birthing of the dawn
The distant peak
My goal
Thrusts out of the morning mists
Like an erect nipple
On a swollen breast

It will be an intricate trek
With distractions and pitfalls
Side paths and sideshows
With clowns and barkers beckoning
Sirens and wizards and spells
And elusive illusionary oases
To lead me astray

But I will persevere
I will reach the gate
And you will welcome me
With open mind and spirit
And I shall melt into you
Like a snowflake in the sea
For you are
My destiny

Copyright © Regis Auffray
January 2005
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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/15/2014
Having to like to read this a couple of times, I'm not sure I'd be able to review this, but your destiny is the ending of the straying, but you'll still have sparks without regret and carry on your life letting destiny rule.
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 12/8/2013
Interesting choice of words in the first stanza. As someone already mentioned here this poem could in deed be turned into a short story and this could be the opener for it... Nicely written! Certainly grabs my attention and keeps me wanting to read more and more...
Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/10/2012
Reviewed by Nicole Weaver 7/29/2009
I so admire your talent. WOW! this a very powerful poem. I pray that you have found the one who is your destiny.
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 6/19/2009
Hi Reg, I have missed so much having been away from the den all that time... and you are one of the reasons why! It's writing like yours that inspires me, because you give the best definition of "writer". Thank you for sharing such passion.... :)

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/23/2009
Seems like this poem could be made into a short story. The imagery is vibrant, and your similes are great. Hugs,
Reviewed by Milton Handfield 5/13/2009
A strong determination to reach your destiny. wonderful, captivating the reader's attention again.

Reviewed by Michelle Mead 7/24/2008
You make me nuts......this is excellent, you must know this
Reviewed by Patricia Sanders 2/17/2008
oooh, I really like this one..
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 6/24/2007
Passionate, loving, intense. Spellbinding. A brilliant ode to love as a destiny. Thank you Regis for another wonderful read.
Reviewed by Debra Baker 2/16/2007
You have an explosive talent for romantic poetry. I love the lines "And I shall melt into you," "Like a snowflake in the sea." Bravo, I salute you not only for a beautiful poem, but for the passion described in this write.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 12/31/2006
' And I shall melt into you Like a snowflake in the sea' I like this sentence, it is beautiful, talented. Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Cathrine Hottran 6/2/2005
lovely write!
Reviewed by Seth Mullins (Reader) 5/19/2005
A diary entry from a traveler on the road to the Spirit. This poem aptly warns of the ensnarements lurking along that road without losing sight of the self-fulfillment that awaits one at the journey's end. You've captured the soul's longing, Regis; the quest for one's true self and unique destiny. Well done.
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 4/21/2005
This is Uni- with a 0 attached! Awesome reflections into love and destiny- I liked walking into your mind and feeling the spirit of you come alive. Thank you Regi- just getting to know you, and I like your style... HuGs-Lady,Sheee
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 3/4/2005
You contiue to stun me with your words but even more with your understanding of life. A beautiful write, as all the others I've read here this evening.

Reviewed by Vesna Blueflame 2/27/2005

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 2/8/2005
Great piece Regis, destiny does call and obstacles do get in the way. Can't keep a good man down. G
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 2/4/2005
Wow! Beautiful art and verse! Bravo!
Reviewed by Safi Abdi 2/4/2005
The last stanza captures very well your poetic understanding of destiny. The imagery is great!
Reviewed by Pearl Blevins 2/3/2005
A very well written poem with deep emotion in the easy flowing words. Pearl
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/2/2005
Bravo, poet!
Reviewed by M. B. 2/2/2005
Regis, as you know I am new to AD and don't know anyone here, their immediate backgrounds, their styles of writing, their histories... But two things struck me after reading *Destiny.* (1) You are loved by the people who populate Authors Den. To be so universally admired can only mean there's a good man behind the words. (2) After reading this piece (along with several others of your's) I can see the good man/heart for myself.

*Destiny* flows smoothly off my tongue when reading it aloud. For me, that's an important aspect in reading poetry. How a piece is read lends to the atmosphere of the story behind the words.

Your words evoked imagery and I could see that sharp distant peak, your goal, with my mind's eye. By the time I reached the last words, I realized that we've shared the same destiny a time or two even if at different times in our lives. *Destiny* truly resonated.

edit: I love the picture that accompanies the poem. Very cool.
Reviewed by John Bidwell 2/2/2005
And I shall melt into you
Like a snowflake in the sea
For you are
My destiny

Regis, perhaps you feel as I do- amazed at what appears in our own hearts when we just attempt to touch love.
I never feel like I can really take credit for what comes, I just try to catch it.
With the above lines I hope you don't mind my saying I just felt like it was a toss up as to which one of us would find them first.
It is so what I feel, but you got those lines this time.
Good catch.

Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 2/2/2005
Dear Regis,

A superb write! Your second stanza is so full of lifes truths, showing how easy it is to become distracted, (I daresay though, when committment is not sincere) the flow into the last stanza is so encouraging, and heartfelt, knowing that with perserverance, love can be, not only achieved, but felt, held, mutually enjoyed and respected.

A very wise and touching poem Regis :)

warm hugs
Reviewed by Lori Moore 2/2/2005
Another awesome write!
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 2/1/2005
What a lovely destiny you have.
Splendid penning!

Best wishes
Reviewed by Cynthia Castle 2/1/2005

Absolutely stunning! Love the imagery and the flow of this timeless masterpiece. Thank you for sharing this gem! Awesome graphic to compliment your poetic art!

Reviewed by Pier Tyler 2/1/2005
Powerful, thought-provoking, dipped in sensuality, that could be pertaining to relationships or life itself.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 2/1/2005
It doesn't get better than this Regis! Such images and force.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 1/31/2005
WWWOOOOOWWWW!!! Do you get the impression you've struck gold with this one, Regis?! How do you DO that - even for you, this has just that je ne sais quoi which transcends it, to melt like your snowflake into the destiny of the sea of each of our souls - individually and corporately! Perfection: unique and deftly crafted - just love the "hook" at the end. Mystical, "out there", but deep "in here" as well. Graphic fascinating and the defining complement. Totally knock out, Champ!! TY indeed, LOL Kate xx
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 1/31/2005
my baby cousins' name
love the metaphor here
so mystical and passionate!!!
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 1/31/2005
Now I must do a TRASK quote here because it's the only way I can put it: "Wildy Romantic!" LOL

Loved your imagery and the passion of this penning, Reg.
Reviewed by Nila Jamier 1/30/2005
Awesome poetry and tale and this art is exquisite:)
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 1/30/2005
Regis, You are AWESOME! This has captured every moment on the road of destiny. Yet never losing site of the distant peak .Magnificent! I'll rewrite the whole poem if I pick out everything I Love here. So read your poem and you'll see all the things i love
I will melt into you, like a snowflake in the sea.
Oh Regis this is Just Beautiful and so romantic as life really is and you've captured in Perfectly!
You are Magnifcnet! what an eye your mind has. Beautiful!
I Love Yer Stuff! and You.
Love Tracey xoox
Reviewed by jacqueline amos 1/30/2005
This is so beautiful you have a kind heart, your wisdom is visable, and your words speak from the inner soul.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/30/2005
Regis this is a masterpiece, I can't begin to tell you how much I like it. You have blended a deep longing and ache for someone just out of reach with the hope and promise of a reunion as lovingly as any I have known. This is one of your best.


Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 1/30/2005
Wow - like a quest for the Holy Grail this reads, so magnificently epic for something many of us think is so simply but isn't - love's true fate. So exquisite - thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by Linda Hill 1/30/2005
EXQUISITE, my kind friend
Your talent soars in this poem...
Excellent indeed!

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/29/2005

Crafted to poetic excellence my friend - you wield your pen with the skill of an expert swordsman ... Bravo!!

Best always,

Reviewed by Huda Orfali 1/29/2005
Very beautiful, Regis
I love the image of snowflake melting in the sea, sweet and profound
Love and peace
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/29/2005

This is sooooo very good. I applaud this. This also has a sensual touch. Lovely inspiring write indeed.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 1/29/2005
I agree with Kate and Karla, one of your best...a masterful, sunsual, stunning write...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/29/2005

I agree with Kate--this is one of your best! Sensual...yearning...richly imaged...STUNNING work and art! BRAVO, mon ami!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/29/2005
This is one of your best!
Reviewed by Zenith Elliott 1/29/2005
You do have a way with words my friend...Excellent piece! ~Z~
Reviewed by George Jackson 1/29/2005
A stunning, powerful write, and that art work is amazing.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 1/29/2005
Just simply awesome Regis!!

Warm love Tinka
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 1/29/2005
I do lead me astray!... Simply beautiful, Regis. Wonderful imagery, masterfully crafted.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/29/2005
excellent and thought provoking write, mon ami! c'est bon!

(((HUGS))) and much love, ton ami en texas, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/29/2005
Delightful imagery in this profound poem
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 1/29/2005
This was beautiful Regis, absolutely outstanding and lovely poetry,

Reviewed by D May (Reader) 1/29/2005
Oh--this is wonderful. Nicely done Regis.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/29/2005
I believe you will persevere, Regis, and this is a wonderful poem.
Reviewed by Chanti Niven 1/29/2005
Dear Regis,

Superb rendition filled with passion & tenderness. I loved your use of metaphor to develop the imagery. I also personally found this to be inspirational and encouraging.

"And I shall melt into you
Like a snowflake in the sea
For you are
My destiny"

*sigh* You would melt anyone with these words.

With love Chanti
Reviewed by Paul Williams 1/29/2005
Absolutley stunning write Regis you have such talent my friend.

Reviewed by jude forese 1/29/2005
the recognition and acceptance of the inevitable, in the sense of love's deep alluring nature, is expressed with sensitivity ... yet this wonderful poem has a profound sense of vivacity to it ... luv the snowfalke and sea image ...
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 1/29/2005
Boys gotta do what a boys gotta do...
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/28/2005
Well penned Regis
a lovely piece

William ....Peace & Love
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/28/2005
Your destiny and hers together, sound quite powerful...Ed
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 1/28/2005
Absolutely gorgeous, Regis
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 1/28/2005
WOW Regis, You did right by this one
Reviewed by Judith Bailey 1/28/2005
My road has all those twists and sidepaths too, including the barkers, the clowns. Still, being the prickly separatist, I have to say my road can parallel yours in many places, but is always MY road... heh heh (so much for romancing a cactus..)
Loved the rhythm of it, smooth.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 1/28/2005
Destiny Is Narrow Path You Walk On Placed By (God) You As I (All)Must Follow It To The Your End-- Why You as I Will Preserve,i.e.


Reviewed by Donna Quesinberry 1/28/2005

what a pathological trip
through love's doorway

Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/28/2005
Regis it's all been said this exceptional poem
is one of your best! totally Mesmerizing!

Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 1/28/2005
Absolutely beautiful Regis!
How do you do it so?
Thank you for this exquisite piece.
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader) 1/28/2005
Yes this is quite awesome Regis and impressive.
Reviewed by Sarah Tagert 1/28/2005
This is Awesome Reg. I look forward to hearing from you via email. Let me know what's been going on in your life.
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader) 1/28/2005
I shall melt into you...

That sums it up nicely. Terrific poem, Regis!
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 1/28/2005
A Prince of Romance...beautiful my friend...Michelle
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