Quiet Poetry Lounge : I Was Holding the Knife

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  1. arthur1210

    arthur1210 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm not a hoodlum or a thug
    Nor deceptive or violent by nature
    I'd rather create these expressions
    With these thoughts, on pen and paper
    Or perhaps sit & cuddle with my lady
    For these are moments I savor
    Or better still, be giving my praise
    To Christ my Lord and savior

    I'd rather try to follow the rules
    Even ones hard to obey
    Time & experience has taught me
    Life is so much easier that way
    Open my eyes to clear blue skies
    Instead of dirty murky gray
    Spending time doing good things I like
    Instead of time locked away

    I am sharing this expression
    Because I've known such strife
    Spending much time an energy
    Just wasting away my life
    I was always running the streets
    Creeping, cheating on my wife
    My reputation was being punctured
    And, I was holding the knife

    I began upgrading my credentials
    Began improving my education
    Though, I had so many questions
    I began seeking good explanations
    Working for a brighter future
    While trying to maintain patience
    Do good and good things happen
    And now, I’m in anticipation

    I'd taken my share of losses
    Many lesson I’d have to learn
    Respect and trust aren't given
    Instead, they must be earned
    They're what I feel I now deserve
    Like tables have now been turned
    I've stepped away from evil's fire
    'Cause, I was tired of being burned

    I’m walking a different direction
    Opposite of the ways of my past
    Now, I’m seeking good advice
    I’m no longer afraid to ask
    I’m on my way to the other side
    I'm walking on greener grass
    I starting to see better days
    I'm praying they will last
     
  2. MRS. LADY

    MRS. LADY Banned MEMBER

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    change is good... :)
     
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    asimplepoet Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This kind of change works for the best. loved your expression of it.
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    You saw the road that you were on, was a road to self destruction. So instaed of using the knife on yourself, you put it down, and took a higher road. I appreciated this positive write poet, may your grass remain a vivid green.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    this was deep and use of strong will .......tight write
     
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