As I Look Down On The World Poem by Daniel Hooks

As I Look Down On The World

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As I look down on the world
I see myself more clearly
Everything I achieved and nearly
Everything I fought for all seems small now
Everything I sought for dearly
And conflicts of the bitter past
Cast in the bitter seeds of pain
Wither and die in the suns cleansing heat
As I look down on the world
Brother you and I look the same
All my excuses seem lame
All my bitterness my shame
Came left and went
All my spent time brooding
I realise that it was a waste
I need to move on with haste
I can be no one but myself
My dreams are my wealth
But when I let others define me
Clearly nothing can I be
And the things I see are not my own
I stand alone with just the clothes on my back
Thirsting for all that I lack
But can never have
And don't really need
I alone hold the key
To be freed from this maze of rights and wrongs
If only I could see the big picture all the time and be strong

Saturday, November 5, 2005
Topic(s) of this poem: bravery,fighting,looking,looking back
kidboy 07 May 2018


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Lorena Walker 22 June 2007

This poem is so relatable.

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Gina PrettyBrownEyes 26 January 2006

wow..i think ill save myself the trouble of writing my favorite lines, we'll just say it was most of them. i really like your percpective on this poem, and your tone...heck i like it all.

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kidboy 07 May 2018

boiii / ;

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