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Paper Trails...

I have ridden the paper trail once more
The scenery is just as gorgeous as it ever was
The sands of time have drifted over the pathway
But the shadows of yesterday, are marked
by dead branches and scuffles in the dirt

Nowhere is there a sign, that says this way
The distant mountains yet to climb, were so far away
Now they loom ever closer and seem insurmountable
I will plod on through the sad times and bad weather
The mud that sucks at my soul cannot stop me

The beauty of this world intriques me
Humanity is not the blight it is reported
When the end comes and I cannot walk, I will crawl
I promise not to give up, I promise to fight
I will use my last breath to say "Screw you" to the dark

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Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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After speaking with a friend, who said she had been writing on paper, I went and looked at some my old stuff on hard copy [paper]. I found things that I didn't remember writing, but once read, understood where they came from. I've written about times that were really tough and I didn't know how I would make it through them. But here I am! I don't give up and somehow I always find the light. Thank you, Neo!
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Thats fuckin right on!!!!

Yes its a good poem!
I don't feel like getting all academic up in your nouns & stuff
Your write is straight forward , clear and first class heroic

for the great review. I guess it was kind of heroic and I didn't mean for it to be. I don't like to be caught blowing my own horn, so I will put the mute in it and just say thanks. ~ Geezer.
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if I could blow my own horn I'd never leave the house

The last few words lend meaning to where this came from as too the title...

A few suggestions if I may

Humanity is not the blight it is reported
[Humanity is not the blight as supposed to be]

I promise not to give up, I promise to fight
[I promise not to give up, I'll fight on]
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raj (sublime_ocean)

to keep the lines terse and sort of angry. I feel that as written, they express that better. Thank you for the comments and suggestions though, and never be uneasy about making them. I appreciate the attention to my work and always take your efforts to help, as honest critique.
P.S. In re-reading to assess your comments, I discovered that a line that I had written, did not come out as planned! I have rewritten it and it is thanks to you. ~ Geezer.
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A good poem about man's battles with his own will. Regards Roscoe...

Roscoe Llane,

Religion will rip your faith off, and return
for the mask of disbelief that's left.

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