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Why did I stop? , I lament in vain
I had run so fast, never had I stopped
Invisible almost, to those all seeing eyes
So foolish my pride, in my great escape
That then I craved, to rest and to sleep
A place I did find, in the heart of those woods
Where Iíd be safe, from the tears and the dread
Soon I did forget the breathless race
For I had found, in the calm of my sleep
A pure gentle soul, who took me for her own
And held in her arms, I knew at last peace
Peace that you shattered, with the waves of your song
The song that blew off, the dust from my heart
Courage then I found, in your words and your smile
Run then I did, but back to that foe
With your song in my heart and iron in my soul
No longer afraid, of truth or of life
Fight I knew I could, and win in the end
Whatever it took, though long be the battle
I was so strong, while you walked with me
So close had we come, to the source of my fears
When in my mind, I felt you were gone
I called out in anguish, but you heard it not
I was so blind, that I couldnít see you
Deep in my heart, where I didnít look
Gone was my strength, and fear took me slave
I turned on my heels, and fled again
And then you did go, for real this time
In disgust you went, forever I know
I ran back in hope, to the haven Iíd found
In that little nook, I knew Iíd be safe
But search as I did, I couldnít find it
And all around me, the cruel burning sand
Not a tree within sight, the sun hurts my eyes
I run fast and hard, yet I know Iím doomed
Mindless and mad, I run forever.

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The following comments are for "Running Away"
by praveenkm

*Running Away*
Well, I like this. It's so soft spoken
You have a way with words. I enjoy reading all of your poems. great work indeed



( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: September 19, 2003 )

Running Away
This is the first poem I've read on here,
having just joined this site. I am impressed. '...with the waves of your song..that blew off the dust from my heart' A great line! Interesting poem.

( Posted by: Storyteller [Member] On: November 4, 2003 )

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