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Poems and Short Quips - 23. Temporary Chasm

I’ve noticed that…

Silence becomes easier than language

When the burden of existence weighs heavy,

When the advice of others falls short,

When positive thoughts become ineffective


I’ve noticed that…

The periphery becomes favored

When the darkness casts long shadows,

When inner voices convince of wrongdoing,

When solace and distance refuse to reconcile


I’ve noticed that…

Stability collides with ambivalence

When doubt and duty fight for the throne,

When consequence of action loses relevancy,

When tunnel vision supersedes logic


Yet, I’ve also noticed that…

The brilliance of dawn repeats each day

When we least expect the reprieve

When we pause to breathe and release

When we finally forgive what is lost


The chasm, oft self-imposed, is but temporary.

Thank you for patience... and kindness... and getting me out of my own head.

Copyright © 2017 MacGreg; All Rights Reserved.
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Brilliant, Mac, just brilliant! With every word you say so much. I’m still thinking and pondering. 

:hug: my friend 


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15 hours ago, BHopper2 said:

Excellent poem, Mac. Loved it, and I've felt those emotions before.

Thanks, A. One thing humans share across the board is emotion.

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15 hours ago, BlindAmbition said:

Sir, I wish you nothing but peace. Love you. xo

That means a hell of a lot, coming from you. I wish the same for you, jp.

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15 hours ago, AC Benus said:

Temporary is the right way to regard it. Hugs

Thank you, AC. I have perspective, I know it's only temporary, yet I don't have patience with my own melancholy. Thanks for pushing the point home - temporary.

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15 hours ago, mogwhy said:

your words ring true and give pause... it is just easier to sit in the dark, the silence than it is to reach out again and get smacked-down... or worse, find no one there

It is easier, but isolation is never a long-term solution. We're better when we engage with each other.

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14 hours ago, Defiance19 said:


Sending you my best, dear friend... Be well.. *hugs*

Thanks, Def. Your friendship means a lot.

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14 hours ago, Mikiesboy said:

yes, Sir ... welcome back, You have been missed. 

Perpetual connection. It's a good thing.

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13 hours ago, MichaelS36 said:

Sometimes looking inward is good. But not for too long ... welcome back from me, also.

Thanks for helping put things into perspective, Mike.

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13 hours ago, Parker Owens said:

This reflection and poetic observation is a great encouragement to a weary hearts everywhere. Thank you. 

Feelings we all have, at one time or another. Thanks for your comment, Parker.

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13 hours ago, Reader1810 said:

Brilliant, Mac, just brilliant! With every word you say so much. I’m still thinking and pondering. 

:hug: my friend

Thank, Reader. There are emotions we as humans commonly share and experience.

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12 hours ago, Renee Stevens said:

Welcome back, Sir. And thank you, Sir, for sharing that with us.

Thank you, renee. I appreciate it.

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The imagery is magnificent , so vast and overpowering . Every word , every step from darkness to dawn , from disillusion to re-emergence.

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