Rise Above MAG

November 24, 2009
By AngelDarling BRONZE, Long Beach, California
AngelDarling BRONZE, Long Beach, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Breathe. Plan. Execute." -Joanne Arcangel

I'm at the top of a mountain called Sorrow
signaling the heavens with smoke
a cry for salvation
give me a sign that screams out hope
you're as foggy as tomorrow
the road forks;
and I don't know where to go

My life is quite a joke
and the punchline is
… at the end of the rope

Dangling in chains; they bind me here
no locks, no keys, just a mix
of vodka and fear
reminiscing the lives I've lived for years
wondering which was most sincere

I get on my knees and cry
silent tears that beg the question why,
now that I've found something to hold onto,
a reason that I need to come true,
why can't I move?
what is it am I waiting to prove?

Raindrops won't fail to kiss this face
stars won't dare leave their place
so I stand up
tall and strong like the mountain
the smoke is a symbol of my pain
rising above from these rough hands
I hold my stance

Though I falter
I will not fall

The moon shines bright
lowering the tides
the breeze calms
I think I hear an answer
my heart warms

the wind whispers,
you'll go far
you'll get far
from where you think you are …

The author's comments:
I wrote this in about two minutes or a bit longer, after a dream I had. I was on top of a mountain, holding some incense sticks or some kind of item that emitted smoke, and I jumped because of my depression...I wanted to interpret it when I woke up.

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xochilzarate said...
on Mar. 18 2013 at 12:33 pm
this is so good, i loved it.

on Feb. 28 2013 at 12:23 am
DerekManson BRONZE, Oxford, Other
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Favorite Quote:
The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.


on Jun. 12 2010 at 9:46 am
Wow. You did a great job with that poem, I can tell you that. No questions asked why you were published in the magazine. I'm copying this down on a piece of paper and carrying it around with me, to give me comfort that I know I'm not the only one with "pain rising above from these rough hands", and to inspire me when I have writer's block. Thank you.

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