keith hendrickson

Free

a new york dusk, long island specifically
with dust in my trails every thought is an epiphany
my soul is no longer similar to the time of my departure
the light breaks through like the arrow of an accurate archer
piercing and sharp was once the pain in my heart
but reversed are those feelings from a boy who was once cursed and in need of a healing
now with my potential seen i have no peak
my destiny is not a river or creek
but a vast ocean with which enlightenment i seek
a slow and egregious process it just may be
but the sun is almost up ready to shine down bright on me
i finally feel free

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Poem Edited: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (4/21/2012 10:12:00 PM)

    Excellent! Dear Keith! You are very deep and touching in all of your works and I admire you and your talent! Your ability to pen your strong feelings in a beautiful and clear writing format! Your potential is quite clear in this powerful write! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo-NYC

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  • Winnie Angel (11/20/2009 11:39:00 PM)

    A write that speaks of being 'free.' Being free is the most essential and beautiful thing, feel, the very essence of life! ....At last ya free - freedom is the play of thought- it makes one bound and free..so free the mind everything else get freed but desiring for freedom is very essential to be free in the real sense! ..Winnie

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  • Analisssa Range (9/10/2009 2:05:00 PM)

    I give this a definite 10. When you read it you can not only hear the strength but feel it to. And that my friend is an art form you seem to have perfected.

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  • Jen Capaldi (9/8/2009 11:38:00 AM)

    through an arduous jorney,
    a sojourn of seeking,
    enlightenment through the elements,
    the gifts of the earth,
    that washes us clean with it waters,
    sterilizes us through and through with fire,
    blows away our afflictions,
    from the dust allows us to be born again,
    with newfangled innocence,
    and a new beginning,
    the sun shines down,
    giving light to new life,
    allowing it to flourish,
    and begin it's journey again.
    Great work Keith. you are able to elegantly express yourself while still allowing your strength to shine through. another enjoyable poem.10 all they way my friend.
    Jen

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  • Candice Key (9/4/2009 12:45:00 AM)

    Very much enjoyed that one! ! ! !

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  • Melina Collado (7/30/2009 5:03:00 PM)

    Another great poem. Also another poem which i can relate to. Loved it.

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  • Stephanie Starr (7/30/2009 4:14:00 PM)

    The way you rhyme is truly incredible. I would have never thought to rhyme specificly and epiphany!

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  • Elizabeth Marco (7/29/2009 7:36:00 PM)

    This one was happy! I enjoyed it!

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  • M A (7/29/2009 12:57:00 PM)

    Yes, an epiphanous moment, when dejection can be put behind, new horizons staked and conquered.

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  • Hadyn Rodriguez (7/22/2009 10:20:00 PM)

    All I can say is wow this poem is wow

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  • Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (7/19/2009 7:55:00 PM)

    Very fine indeed..... sir.

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  • Jacky Dorantes (7/14/2009 9:42:00 PM)

    Very inspiring. It's clear how hard it was to overcome your hardships. Your use of imagery is very vivid and attention-grabbing. Totally dig it!

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  • Eyelizabeth Unknown (7/8/2009 10:03:00 PM)

    it stayed on point- my mind never wandered -only dug deeper

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  • Crystle Jones (7/8/2009 1:40:00 AM)

    very beautiful. makes people think. no matter how bad it gets, theres always a way to get threw it something to keep working for, something to keep in sight to help you keep fighting.
    damn your good! lol

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  • Alicia Cross (7/8/2009 12:16:00 AM)

    It's like you feel the need to accomplish your hope and dreams, but you don't know where to start- for there are many routes to your own enlightenment.

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  • Heather HillHeather Hill (6/30/2009 10:16:00 PM)

    that one was good...i liked the beginning of it and how u ended it

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  • Identification Accepted (6/22/2009 1:18:00 AM)

    My favorite poem by you so far.

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  • sky dreams (6/21/2009 8:36:00 PM)

    beautiful poem.. delicately inspiring 10++

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  • Tyease CollinsTyease Collins (6/21/2009 6:56:00 PM)

    Of course another wonderfu poem. The imagery was sooo excellent. I love the way your mind works =]


    -Tyease

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  • Evaughn GrayEvaughn Gray (6/16/2009 10:27:00 PM)

    Once again, just beautiful, the imagery is wonderful. I'm speechless.. You put so much feeling in your poems, I can feel every word that you've described here in this wonderful piece! ~Hazel G.E

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