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Well, I have never had to describe a poem to anyone. I guess you could say this is about discovering a new self within you. A re- birth of the soul, if you will. I really don't know why I am putting this out here for all to read, but what the heck.

New Life

I've been sitting around this life for years,
Not enough laughs and too many tears.
Trying to figure out where it all went,
These wasted years that I have spent.

Searching for something to go beyond,
Life's a stone skipping across a pond.
At the last skip, it hits with a splash,
Down the stone sinks, gone in a flash.

Pushing and pulling, it's tearing apart,
Poking and prodding an underused heart.
This dark velvet curtain that hides my soul,
Living this life has taken it's toll.

In a flash of bright light, the curtain is torn,
Tumbling down all tattered and worn.
Revealing new life, a child within,
Born free of hate, of suffering and sin.

Now my eyes see what has never been told,
Striving forth happy, confident and bold.
Into a world that's unfamiliar but friendly,
Into this new life my spirit will send me.

Living and laughing, loving it all,
I stood myself up and answered the call.
The darkness has gone, replaced by the light,
I gave up the darkness with hardly a fight.

I've been sitting around this life for years,
With laughter aplenty and hardly a tear.
Now I can see just where it all went,
Cherish every moment of this new life I've spent.

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27 Visitor Comments

this poems its really nice
Brilliant, reminded me of my life so far and the journey I have taken to get where I am today
wow ive spent my time around a smiular life style and now i have a choice to keep living it or to start the new life my heart crys for its hard leaving everything ive ever loved and everything ive stood for in the past but ive decided the past is the best place for it im givin a new start a chance if it doesnt work and i fall ill still sstand tall thank you your poem made my choice a bit easier and shared with me a insite of witch i needed thanks man
I vote for this poem for sure i have been searchig for a poem to have tattooed on to my body and i think i may have found the best one to describe the new life i am about to go through and i thank whoever wrote this
I can relate so much to this poem. I'm in the process of changing and going through a rebirth to a happier life. I tried before but gave up the fight but not this time, I'm going to have laughter a plenty!
I absoultly loved it that I got the feeling to print and show it to my teacher. Keep up the good work!
Your poem really inspired me. Thanks and keep doing what your doing!
I think this poem is right for people all around the world. As I was reading it I felt like the poet was describing my life and how I felt, and when I'm reading a poem that's what I want. So I feel that this poem could touch many people's lives just as it did mine.
i can really realate to it thank you it was an awsome poem.
i think this poem is so ace i would like it if you can write some more. you are good at writing poeming keep it up.
I think that this was a very good poem. It explain the whole thing on life. It real made me think. That's real how lifge go's.
This is an awesome poem. well written, understood & very powerful. Thanks so much for sharing it.
Paul - this is an uplifting account of how wisdom, acquired through experiences, helps us redefine life in simpler, more managable terms. Thanks for sharing!
I loved the poem so much because it was exactly how I'm feeling, and it inspired me very much. How were you feeling when you wrote the poem? I would like to know, because it sees so unique.
Its such a wonderful poem. Good job Paul!
OMG! nice job! u r an awesome writer! It jsut so fits my life, u described so perfectly what ive been atempting but have failed at doing. Rock on!
This is a beautiful poem. I have spent the last several years working through the many issues associated with being raised in an abusive household. As I was reading this poem I read the words that I was feeling in my heart that I could not say. The words describing a life lost, no power, strength or choice to live for many years and then making small changes until one day I realized that I was living a new life. I will save, share and cherish this poem. Thank you.
it's fantastic! very good work. it really inspires me.
Wonderful poem! This is deffineltly made straight from the heart, out into a beautiful work of art!
I love this poem! Good work!
Inspirational, uplifting, and from the heart; a wonderful read!
This is exactly fitting to what I am going through right now! I have been working at the same job for 16 years and it had become such an unejoyable and meaningless rut that I finally stood back and asked myself what am I doing? Is this what I want for myself for the rest of my life or what? There is no appreciation and comradery any more so what is in this for me? I don't want to be a follower any more. I am given one life and I better do what ever I can to make it the best and to totally enjoy what I do. So I did it! It will be a slow process but I am happier already. I have other abilities that I have been wanting to pursue and if I don't do it now I never will and I don't want to continue this way. Thanks for such an uplifting and very meaningful poem!!
Thanks so much for sharing this with us. so sensitive with words.

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