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As Far as The Eyes Can See


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As far as the eyes can see,

There is hazy light that shines from afar

What it is, I do not know

It reaches to me as though it grows….

Its shadow is faint from every angle I take

It does not change in appearance or color

I only wish I could reach to see

what beauty lies on the other side.

As far as the eyes can see,

I wonder what mysteries lie in life

But unlike the shadow I see from a distance

The future is unfurled and filled with strife.

I see the light, the shadows and the plains

But I cannot go closer as I wish to be

I only pray that somehow, someday…

I will be where I dream to see.

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THE FORGOTTEN CROSS


Unadorned it is

In the midst of greens

Standing proud as it once stood

Standing in the company of whites

 

Gently doth the wind caress

Baked under the fiery sun

and tears on days cast

and chill under moonlight.

 

“For years I fought for you and died,

for years of labor under pain and death.

Till Liberty called an end to arms

as I lay sweetly on the bruised Earth.”

 

Time has come for you,

My sweet, to watch over me

on quiet plain. And offer prayers for my release

from my unbearable pain.

 

When judgment harkens

to call you home to recall what you have done

I shall remember you to plead

For when your moment has come.

 

This cross, once solely mine

will now be yours to bear

as you pass from the Great Veil

not a moment to shed a tear.

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