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Across My River I Burn A Noose

Across My River I Burn A Noose

A Chapter by Dante

Forget everything they've taught you.
Life is simpler than it seems.
You don't need a book of magic
Or a special set of dreams.
Forget everything you're after.
You can leave it all behind.
When you lose yourself to something,
It is peace that you will find.

Lead me onwards
As we go forever more.
Lead me onwards.
It will snow forever more.

Let the ground be oh so softer
Than the chains you left inside.
You will reach your final outcome
After everything has died.
When you walk on mighty oceans,
Fear not all the winds and waves.
For a moment hold the patience
As they all resort to praise.

Lead me never
To the land from which I came.
Lead me never
To the world from which we came.

Look ahead and not behind you.
There is nothing left to see.
Just a mass of ivy towers
Sinking into shining sea.
Far ahead are higher mountains
And a wider stretch of grass.
Let not weakness make you tremble.
All of these things, too, will pass.

Lead me forwards
Take me to that farther shore.
Lead me forwards.
Take me through that final door.

Let not weakness make you tremble.
Look ahead and not behind.
If your gaze should fall below you,
There will be no thing to find.
No thing to find.

© 2017 Dante

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I liked the flow of thoughts and the twist of the words. You made the reader think and ponder. Always a pleasure to read your work. A excellent chapter.

Posted 5 Months Ago


5 Months Ago

Hey thanks alot!
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend.
Nicely written as always Dante! The essence of keeping moving forward in life and never looking back is richly conveyed.
It was a pleasure reading your work as always. :)

- moonlight

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you Moonlight :) It means a lot
Great rhyme! You've done a good job of making this deep and meaningfully layered. I enjoyed the tone of this. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

thank you smiley face :) I appreciate these reviews always! They mean a lot to me

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Added on February 15, 2017
Last Updated on February 15, 2017



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