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Forever's Song

Author: Emerging Soul
ASL Info:    48/VERY female/Wisconsin
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Words: 128
Class/Type: Poetry /Longing
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Have any of you watched the movie Phenomenon? It's from a few years back, with John Travolta as the star. A wonderful watch, in my opinion...I've seen it several times.

There is a scene toward the end in the movie where he is so inundated with thoughts that he cannot sleep or relax or stop pushing himself to frenetic activity because of all of the electrical stimulation in his brain. But then, suddenly, he simply stops; and he can hear the wind blowing softly in the tree tops. He falls silent and still and closes his eyes, reaching out his consciousness toward this gently swaying of the trees; and he begins to move in time with this rhythm. It quiets him, soothes him, makes him feel at peace again. I've felt this very thing before, sitting upon a mountain-top far away from traffic and noise and population, where it was only myself and the wind and the trees, the sun and the blue sky. A place where I could finally let go completely all of the stress and emotion, tension and worry of my life and just breathe.

That's what this poem is about.

Forever's Song

Sunlit mountains, capture me
I need to steal your view
Mine has been obscured
By the image of my own shadow
Wrestling with time and emotion
Keeping pace with worry
I seek a resting place
Where time stands still
And the only measure of sweetness
Is the warmth of the sunlight upon my face
I can feel the need to see forever
Stretched out before me on all sides
Reaching out toward the horizon
To eternity
Only upon your apex can I throw my arms wide
And feel as though I am merely an atom
Inside the universe
Blending with the melody
Of the wind in the tree tops
I can close my eyes and gently sway
With the rhythm of Forever's Song
And feel
At peace

Submitted on 2004-06-16 09:45:47     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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  Its amazing what you can get from watching just any movie, especially when its on mute and you don't know what its really about. Its an opportunity to create your own setting by borrowing a few small miscellaneous details. Your write here is captivating to say the least. The scene you witnessed in Phenomenon seemed to spark your idea, but you took it for a ride on your own tracks...with the sensation you've found in a field somewhere, you hear nothing but nature, and feel obligated to nothing but your very own breath. After the 3rd read, I found myself in that very same field by myself, not thinking of much, but just listening to nature and my own breathing.
This is how you write poetry. Outstanding.
| Posted on 2004-06-24 00:00:00 | by MyX | [ Reply to This ]
  gorgeous... i loved the sing-song feel to this it flowed so peacefully without rhyme or interruption... how it was just such an awesome image. your description made it fit a lot better (in my opinion)...but regardless, this is really, dandan
| Posted on 2004-06-16 00:00:00 | by Dandan | [ Reply to This ]
  That was a beautiful description and this is one great poem. It's left me a little breathless. I just have to say that I've connected with the feeling of this poem in a way no words can describe. AWESOME.
| Posted on 2004-06-16 00:00:00 | by Judy | [ Reply to This ]

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