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Oblivion
by David Lester Young

Monday, October 27, 2003

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Breathing mind,
lungs full of despair,
thoughts of complacency
stagnating in time
nothing to dream about
having been driven back
to look forward to nothing,
alive but never seen
haunting appearance,
numbed with reality
disappearing in shame,
the oblivion of acceptance
that nothing can be gained
in futile steps of escape.

Shouting from that oblivion,
to free yourself from the
shackles of conformity
generating the wrath of those
that imprisoned the negativity
from scars that never healed,
tears that never dried,
feelings stung in immobility,
you crawl out of misery
scratching for every morsel
starving for recognition
being different enough
to shine for only a second
within your own identity
having gained success
with no one claiming it,
a heart fluttering in pride
beating on itís own terms again.


D.Lester Young
Somewhere in America not on company time 10/26/03

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Reviewed by jude forese 10/28/2003
you share your thoughts fluently, always on your terms...
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 10/28/2003
MmmHmm some definite poetic powerful voice here within these words of yours!!!! Never lose yourself to the mundane or that great oblique oblivion for every little particle in life is truly worth living and experiencing!
~Nikki~
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/28/2003
This is powerful, touched my heart and mind. We all struggle against great odds to become who we are and to love that person.
Reviewed by Debra Conklin 10/28/2003
The bane of the mundane is our curse. Especially those ON company time. Tomorrow's another day, maybe things will be a little brighter. Debbie
Reviewed by Richard Vallance (Reader) 10/27/2003


Cheer up, Friend!


Richard Vallance

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