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some reassurance

August 30, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius

everything will be alright,
won't it?
in the rain, in the thunder, in the midnight drunken wonder,
in the cities that we built and loved and buried,
in between the slow dances
and the fast dances,
the best friends, late nights and last chances
through these last few years of growing up and learning, that's what i have to offer you
and i will make my pilgrimage now
to the world i left behind when i learned
what it meant to leave it behind
and be alright
i will stand in the aging lighthouse and look down on flashes of bright snow
hot coffee and the smell of cilantro
and know.
everything will be alright-
won't it?
and though i will never be quite finished with these
strange and sudden surroundings, i can still believe
that the end will be sweet when it gets here, taking its own
sweet time.
and everything
the long walks of summer and snowmelts of spring
dizzy of april and heartbreak of may
the burnt nights of october, raw wounds in july
crash-bang of late june and the wondering why
i will know
everything will be alright,
won't it?

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Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 17 2013 at 5:28 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

That tinge of doubt at the end there is in all of us, isn't it? No matter how we want to believe that everything will be all right, we can't help but doubt. Trust issues. They just never let you think of the world as a trust worthy place. And its denizens are not to be trusted at all. Why are humans that way? Why do we doubt? ...I'm not sure... Great imagery. Life is alive in this poem. And the emotions are ones that I feel every day of my life, as I'm sure others feel them too. Wonderful poem.