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  The Long Way Home
by William S. Cottringer
Tuesday, May 27, 2003

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Those who suffer the most taking the long way home, are in the best position to help others who desire, to find the shorter, less painful path.


Why was I so deaf
to all the gentle whispersó
trying to guide me
to the painless path?

Why did I drown in pride,
taking the long road homeó
buried in such darkness
that nobody knows?

Maybe Iíve suffered so,
to open my heart,
to shine itís light
toward a less painful path.

I canít light this darkness
all on my own,
so Iíll listen to whispers
of others who want to know.

This very thought
offers a glimmer of light,
to see past this deafening silence
and find the painless path.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/27/2003
People love to suffer. Thoughtful work.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 5/27/2003
I always took the long way home when I was young, saved me many a time from an untimely demise.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 5/27/2003
Bill, well done. It is always harder to find the right path. Very easy to go astray.

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Reality Repair

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Do What Matters Most

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