Black Poetry : Burning Bridges

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  1. WindWalker

    WindWalker Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    BURNING BRIDGES


    Your bridge's engulfed in flames
    and in panic, you try to run back across,
    thinking your life was safer, maybe even better
    while still on the other side.
    Disaster! The bridge crashes into the river
    and you fall to your knees, wailing:
    you cannot go back; are afraid to move on
    to face unknown challenges that lie ahead
    in the unexplored country.

    As you watch the mighty river
    wash away remnants of your bridge,
    a spirit appears in the smoky air,
    beckoning you to accept the inevitable.
    "You can never relive the past:
    why be afraid to let your bridges burn?
    The road of life has no round trip fare:
    all your paths are but one-way streets.

    Learn to rejoice at the end of each road,
    at the crossing of each stream and river;
    laugh at the fall of burning bridges!
    Why should you care about so-called wisdom
    which says, 'Don't burn your bridges!'?

    If I can teach anything at all,
    it's that no life is possible
    without burning bridges!
    Every experience forges a new link
    in the chain of life, moving ever forward
    towards man's final destiny:
    there can never be a turning back
    once you begin your walk
    in earth's domain.
     
  2. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I like this flow....Hoping to see more....
     
  3. sexe1

    sexe1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This was nice...Keep it coming.
    :eek:
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :wave: Hello WindWalker,

    Nice flow. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

    Madd Sistahly Love:heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
  5. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    this is a lesson in itself...learning not to carry the baggage around with us..looking forward to what life offers us..nice piece

    love your name...does it have special meaning?

    K
     
  6. MsDLite

    MsDLite Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    yes...

    poetic minds think alike...
    the vision of the bridge washing
    down...the river...

    write it~
     
  7. VirtuousDove

    VirtuousDove Active Member MEMBER

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    Yeah, that is nice. But wouldn't it be nice if we could go back and change at least one thing in our past.

    Love
     
  8. Heartbeat

    Heartbeat Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Much to ponder here. Thank you.

    BE
     
  9. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    ok ok

    food for thought

    ??????


    >DSSNY<
     
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    Destee destee.com STAFF

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    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    :wave: :wave: :wave:

    Welcome ~ Welcome ~ Welcome

    Wow!! Deep Wisdom!
    such that I've never considered
    not like this! Danggggg ...
    and to think I've always tried to salvage
    at least a plank ...

    Thank you for this and please make yourself at home.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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