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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I'Ve Lost The Road To Paradise

Rating: 4.5
I've lost the road to Paradise
Dark shadows bar the way
The path is strewn with memories
Which dim the burnished day

With heavy heart I wander long
To find this land obscure
That I should in its glory dwell
In joy forevermore

But many twists and turns are marked
It seems, to steal my quest
And all concealed in shrouds of care
My spirit thus to test

So hail the stars to light my way
To guide me through the night
And hail the wind to spur me forth
The sun to shine yet bright

I'll ever seek to find a way
The bracken thick to clear
For as vile fate has torn my soul
With hope my heart shall steer

So marching on, and resolute,
To walk the rugged track
Then set to win life's game of chance
Go forth and not look back
Valerie Dohren
Topic(s) of this poem: Poetry
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COMMENTS
Leah Ayliffe 19 August 2014
Fabulous poem, I hope you find the paradise that lies within you.
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Mike Barrett 13 July 2014
Valerie, this is an amazingly great poem. Spiritually, it's perfect. God's truth and brilliance flows through it in unbelievable abundance! Have you notice how truth and beauty flow through us when we keep our lower self out of the creative process and simply let IT flow through us? Great channeling! Cheers!
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Joseph Anderson 05 July 2014
A sad, yet beautiful lamentation. You are moving as you shoud down that rugged track. Your poetry is deeply moving and heartfelt
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Hazel Durham 28 June 2014
With a strong heart we can find our own way along the rugged road of life, with our memories we can lighten our load by keep moving forward to find a new dawn to embrace! Beautiful write!
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Payal Parande 18 June 2014
hope you remember me, well i can never forget you for sure how can one forget such a brilliant poet well not a poet a magician a magician who brings life to words and emotion so deep one lost oneself in another world and never want get out, i must say ma'am i will have to hats off to you..
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David Lessard 17 June 2014
Charming, graceful, inspiring.
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Om Chawla 13 June 2014
What a lovely write And how wonderfully you fight back those depressing thoughts in the last two stanzas.
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Terry M 09 June 2014
So many feelings in one poem, well done. And I hope you find your Paradise.
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Diane Hine 09 June 2014
Your poems are your self-made road to paradise.
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Then set to win life's game of chance Go forth and not look back Life is a game of chance. Life and death occur randomly. One may have to toss a coin to find the right path. Beautiful poem. Thank you.
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