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Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire….. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Real Thought Series: One Last Look


“People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Hands held to the very last moment

Looking back,  I grabbed as much memory intake as possible

My jaws were quivering, trying to hold it together

One last look back and I kept on walking

Believe me, this was fucking torture

My heart and soul ached like never before

With every step forward I was experiencing total recall

Thankful for what was and what has got to be

When you give birds freedom to fly, you don’t cage them up again

I wanted to turn around so badly, run back and tell the world to go to hell

This is life right here and I want to live

But I couldn’t turn around, I couldn’t look back

I just had to be strong and wait for those new sunrises to come around again

I didn’t want to be strong in that sense

I  wanted to be strong enough to break the rules

And go back to life

And escape


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Author: syl65

martial arts films, music, poetry, and hockey. this is just a little of who I am. Spirit of the Living God, alive inside of me. Never stop dreaming....

16 thoughts on “Real Thought Series: One Last Look

  1. What a heartfelt poem. I can feel all the strong and challenging feelings. What a gift when feelings are so strongly confirmed when even it brings us to our absolute limits.

  2. HSHBLT. I’ll start with that, bro. Very emotional piece.

  3. Beautiful and heart wrenching at the same time…

  4. Very beautiful Syl, it says so many things!

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