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Passage
by Robert E Blackwell
Sunday, June 01, 2008
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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When one has had enough

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Passage



I’m sinking beneath Depression’s dark waves –
Surrounded everywhere by raging foam,
I shout…but it’s lost in the roaring raves
Of emotion; I sink towards my new home.

Shackled – abandoned – and I cannot swim;
All I can do now is watch and to pray,
Not for salvation – my fate is too grim;
I wish Endless Night to claim me today.

With drowning eyes, I gaze upon the shore
And see distant eyes returning my stare;
Those eyes give sadness, but then give no more –
They turn, in search of a more carefree air.

Thus, another oasis soon will sink –
One that once offered a rescuing hand
To those same eyes that deny me a link
To a heart where I once found my home land.

A whirlpool develops, drawing me in,
And with a word of love, I disappear;
My soul seeks another place to begin,
Where comfort might be found that wasn’t here.

© 2003 by Robert E. Blackwell

R&R Blackwell and Associates

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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/4/2008
Robert,
Beautiful Dark Write Of Emotional Rescue &
Renewals Perceptions
Embraced ~ Embrassé
Vickie
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/3/2008
Sad and dark write...well done!

Peace,
Dan
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/1/2008
i have been to this place--i would say to you-lift your chin and keep putting one foot in front of the other--things will get better
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/1/2008
Know you are in my prayers/thoughts, (((Dear Robert)))! Powerfully penned sadness; very well written! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :( *KOTC*
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/1/2008
Robert,

Don't SCARE me like that - glad to see this was written in 2003 - and prayerfully, not your current state - although I can sense sadness in your voice - know you're in my heart and prayers - *kotc*

(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/1/2008
Sounds to some degree we may be in the same boat, as it were...e
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