Earthrise

Earthrise

A Poem by DoormanDan
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For all those searching for a purpose in the world (me included). Don't stop searching until you find one.

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Earthrise

I never could once ascertain
The reason why I still remain.
Retrace every mistake I've made
And you'll see a man so mundane.
Above, I watch pulsars parade,
Beneath, I see outflows of jade,

And I'm caught in between,
Unsure as to why I breathe and bleed.

But I bestill the beast begotten in my mind,
By this umbra in my heart,
From the treetops of tomorrow, with the Earthrise
Of the quests I've yet to start.

(I will search on).
Nothing burns quite like those smoldering shadows
That our souls self-bestow
Upon themselves as they grow.
(I will search on).
What the macrocosm holds for me, I don't know,
But until my pulse slows
And senescence starts to show,
(Should I search on?).

I'll deface the doubts that are eclipsing my mind,
And dip their tenebrous hearts
In this noctilucent and nebulous midnight
To be reborn as sunsparks,

(I will march on).
So they can provide the light I need to find
Some resolve to remind
Myself to stubbornly strive.
(I will march on).
We're often blind to our roles in humankind.
We lie, until we die,
To ourselves, and purge our pride.
(Should I march on?).

Help us to revive
The self-respect that we let flatline.
Help us to survive
This aphelion we brave inside.

I'll keep searching on
For a purpose on my horizon.
I'll keep marching on
Through the emptiness of the eons.


For all of you who are struggling to find a purpose in life.  It is out there, somewhere.  If it doesn't come to you, then just go out there and chase after it.  Even if you claim you never found it when you're on your deathbed, at least your last thoughts could be with the satisfaction that you never stopped searching.

Bestill - to cause to be still, calm
Begotten - past participle of beget (to give rise to; bring about)
Umbra - shadow or darkness, dark areas on the Earth or caused by eclipses
Tenebrous - dark, shadowy, or obscure
Noctilucent - night shining.  Refers to a weather phenomenon
Macrocosm - another term for Universe
Senescence - condition or process of deterioration with age
Aphelion - the furthest point from a planet's parent star that the planet can be in its orbit

© 2018 DoormanDan


Author's Note

DoormanDan
Hello again, everybody. I honestly didn't even see the inspiration to write this piece coming this time around. I've been so busy, that I seriously thought I wasn't going to have time to write anything for a while, but then this happened. That being said, I still decided to challenge myself with this piece...in the exact opposite way than I usually do. I already know I can write a poem with fantastical, bizarre words any day of the week, but this time, I wanted to limit myself (mostly) to words that are fairly common in terms of use (without sacrificing too much creativity and complexity). How do you think I did? Personally, I'm pretty happy with this piece. As usual, tell me what you think, and don't be afraid of being honest! Until next time! :)

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We must all search on because that's what life is. Even when we're happy, eventually, we'll still be looking for something again. The hard part is getting over the doubt that clouds our vision. I find that the hardest part myself.

Posted 1 Year Ago


DoormanDan

1 Year Ago

Very true. I've been there many times. I get to one goal, I find I just NEED another goal to chase.. read more
Strong and positive words shared my friend.
"I'll keep searching on
For a purpose on my horizon.
I'll keep marching on
Through the emptiness of the eons"
I do like the above lines. We must go forward. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote


Posted 1 Year Ago


DoormanDan

1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed this! :)
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

I did enjoy and you are welcome my friend.
for me, This one is much better than the ones I read from You before, maybe because I'm not a fan of big words, complexity... etc, but aside of this all, Your poem is wonderful, the clarity of it flows nicely and smoothly into our heads, Your first verse specially was so amazing, and again Your title just great and get my attention, I do think many confused and lost teens will find comfort and courage in Your song here, well done!

Posted 1 Year Ago


DoormanDan

1 Year Ago

Thanks, Light. I hope that anybody who is feeling lost in this world, not just teens, will find some.. read more
Light

1 Year Ago

my dear friend there are those who surely like and prefer Your "wordy" style, each one of us have a .. read more
Amazing words- and yes search on- in searching we learn we grow we explore we acquire bicentennial knowledge that some will never know- oh the journey of a searching soul- I’d never swop my journey for another’s the searching is what makes it real in this illusion called life- great write🌹

Posted 1 Year Ago


DoormanDan

1 Year Ago

Very nicely said, Thoughts in Time. Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. :)
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

1 Year Ago

Thankyou and it’s my pleasure..🌹

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