Danny Speicher

Freshman - 729 Points (February 26,1982 / Lawrence, KS)

Reach High And Be Bold - Poem by Danny Speicher

The moments have come and gone, no different than before
And the world spins around from night to day and night again
In the twilight I utter pleas for mercy for my sin
It would appear nothing has changed since you walked out my door

I'm sure everyone thinks I am over you by now
Tears don't fill my eyes when your name's mentioned any longer
By all public accounts, the pain's made me grow e'en stronger
But, instead, the fire has only grown deeper somehow

Though the world never sees, you still haunt my every thought
And, all alone, no one hears me cry for you in the night
Waking with your face, through my tears, still burnt into my sight
Searing reality that my heart's distress is all for naught

But, in my prayers, I think of you whole once again, anew
Stars shining within your eyes and confidence in your voice
A solemn resolve to forevermore make the best choice
And smiling and laughing like you always used to do

But, for now you sit in pallor, rotting from within, out
Your eyes dark and cloudy and fingers numbed by callouses
Intemperate temper flaring and heart filled with malice
A return to your beauty, seemingly the whole world doubts

But, I believe in you and the strength deep within your soul
Though it be hidden deep and seems so far beyond your grasp
It is waiting for the moment that you reach out and clasp
Ahold of all that's meant for you and that which makes you whole

Today, today, raise your hands up and strive to clinch ahold
Of your purpose and your hope; Don't fear; Reach high and be bold.

((August 31st,2012))

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 31, 2012

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