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Return To Light From Darkness
The hands of time once strangled me
Until my flesh went blue like death,
And now those hands have set me free.
Grateful am I for this first breath.
My eyes refocus, clear as day,
I see the things I love the most
In such a different kind of way.
Alive, and haunting was my ghost.
The man I am has always been,
but shadowed by impending doom.
I've shed the darkness and the sin
to take a step out of my tomb.
The light is bright and beautiful,
I feel like I have been reborn.
This day has gifts for dutiful
refugees of shame and scorn.
So live your life as if it's new,
It isn't clouded like it's been,
It's fresh and clean - a brand new view,
So walk with pride and lift your chin.
You have a choice in how you live:
It's what you have, not what you lack.
The greatest gift you'll ever give
Is showing life that you are back.
© 2013 Nicholas Emeigh
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Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was written on October 1, 2013, and has been submitted for publication. More details to come... Accepted! This poem was part of the Aldie Counseling Center Art & Poetry Show held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. It was a beautiful presentation.
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