Do not pretend that The Longing

has not also lived in you

swinging like a pendulum.

You have been lost

and thieved like a criminal

your heart

into the darkness.

But life is tired, Dear Friend

of going on

without you.

It is like the hand of the mother

who has lost the child.

And if you are anything like me, you have been afraid.

And if you are anything like me

You have known your own courage.

There is room in this boat:

take your seat.

Take up your paddle, and all of us

All of us

shall row our hearts

back

home.

Em Claire [c] 2007 - All Rights Reserved

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Comment by Debby Rosenberg on September 24, 2010 at 2:21pm
row, row the boat, life is but a dream .... *grinning* as this poetry reminded me of that song..

yes I can relate to these feelings, expressed here...Courage is powerful!
Comment by sujata das on September 20, 2010 at 11:08am
Beautiful poem. Reminds me of my long lost forgotten dreams. I need to paste it next to my computer

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