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A Free Man
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"Rising through tears to my last laughter"


A Free Man

Built brick by brick stacked stone upon stone
Timber and timber floor to rafter
Some build houses to live in alone
Like the ones they will die in after

Acting a play and acting that way
People do when they take forever
To mean hang on as long as they can

Packing their things for their holiday
That one way trip they paid their lives for
Passing through on their way to never
Houses on sand then under the land

Possessed of a proper house and grave
I used to be like them but no more
These things passed away but I did not

And though it was dark though it was day
And though it was hard to understand
And sad I still had my soul to save
And remembered something some forgot

Time turns and tide returns revealing
Houses on sand then under the land
These things pass away but I do not

And so I return as a free man
Rising through tears to my last laughter
Like a stalagmite toward the ceiling
Drop by drop from the floor of a cave

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Reviewed by pat medlin
i really like this....still contemplating though....this is a 3-reader....thanks steven...patmedlin
Reviewed by Paul Judges
Excellent poem, Steven
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