John Winter

Rookie (23/09/1964 / Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Hiaku-Slowly he wakens

Slowly he wakens
Shards of the sun assault his eyes
He prepares for war

Slowly he wakens
The stench of reality hits him
Envelops his mind

Slowly he wakens
He knows the route so well
He chooses to live

Slowly he wakens
Mist clouds his thoughts and acts
The clock keeps ticking

Slowly he wakens
Turmoil clothes him like a cape
He lives through his ego

Slowly he wakens
A breeze blows across his face
The moment is gone

Slowly he wakens
Instantly he knows it will
Never be the same

Slowly he wakens
Darkness tries to overcome
It is defeated

Slowly he wakens
Seldom used muscles revolt
The journey begins

Slowly he wakens
The storm within shows no mercy
At noon the ship sails

Slowly he wakens
Vestibiles in space show him
The path to freedom

Slowly he wakens
Blood red skies show him the way
To fulfil his needs

Submitted: Friday, October 06, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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