David Harris

Gold Star - 4,611 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

End Of An Era - Poem by David Harris

Yesterday I broke the chains
that had bound me tight.
Severed the links that had threatened
to suffocate me from the pleasures I had.

So closes the end of an era
that had eaten away part of me
and would have left me
an empty husk.

I have wanted to do it
for a long, long time,
but each time pleading voices
had dragged me back.

Now the end of an era
has left me free and relaxed.
I am again my own man
free to do the things as I please.

No more torment of trying
to please others
with what they wanted of me.
I can sit in peace once more.

Listen to the songs
that the winds have to play.
Listen in a golden silence
of the tiny birds on the wing.

I can reconstruct my independence
to the way I want it to be
and relax in freedom that
the end of an era has finally come.

I will no longer have to pretend
I am someone who is not really me.
Just sit back and relax now
with no worries to bother me.

27 May 2012

Comments about End Of An Era by David Harris

  • Valerie Dohren (6/10/2012 8:12:00 AM)

    A wonderful state of being, if it can be maintained. A good write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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