1000 Miles

1000 Miles

A Poem by ewest1220

"My pen begins again to roar…"


1000 Miles

By: Ethan West

What light of light of life does grow

What peace resides within my mind

Where wind and weather barely know

Where life and bitter heart grows kind

What time of time of time of day

What never-ending seed of life

Where all is left to then decay

Where all and little, left to strife

What man of man of man am I?

What purpose do I see my fate?

Where all is truth why do I lie?

Where all is pure why do I hate?

What soul of soul of dark I own?

What makes it sing this song of cease?

Where all is conflict that I’ve shown

Why am I singing now in peace?

What 1000 miles have I gone

What 1000 ways I made my way

Where a 1000 miles would be wrong

Meet the light of darkest day

And in this 1000 miles now gone

I make myself myself once more

My soul twas battered now is strong

My pen begins again to roar…

© 2014 ewest1220

Author's Note

Man what a year, I moved across several states, got married, and am rewriting my book... again :P. Decided I'd get back on the writing wagon instead of just doing the occasional review. Hope you guys like it! I should be a little more active now that things are settling down. Also what is the communities interest on seeing my new draft of "The Dark Angel?" It's taken a lot of the advice I got on the first draft from the community very seriously and I would be interested to see what you guys make of it now.

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Very nice low of words and thoughts.
"And in this 1000 miles now gone
I make myself myself once more
My soul twas battered now is strong
My pen begins again to roar…"
I liked them use of distance to make your point. I enjoyed the journey to the very good ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.

Posted 5 Years Ago

That's really good! Your story of wondering what actually happened in your life to where you lost things you used to enjoy and hope of resurrection which came. I too am hoping to get back to writing like I used to but unfortunately life gets in the way. Enjoyed every bit of it.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Had fun reading the first line of each stanza!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Sounds like one year of growth. congratulations on your marriage and good luck with the book. Valentine

Posted 6 Years Ago

Life is a journey of missteps and sure-footedess. Life is always evolving and shifting.

Posted 6 Years Ago

A journey to be envious and excited about, well done, nice flow, good read.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on November 3, 2014
Last Updated on November 3, 2014
Tags: Poetry, Dark



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