glimmer

By Jonas

and if i find that there's
still fight left in me
i can't conscionably just
roll over and die
and if i find something in me
that believes i can move up and on
then why waste time asking
why these things are the way they are
and begin again to make home the moment
and in turn make the moment something worth
living in

begin to believe in something more
than the certainty that something
was stolen from me
and if i find that the fire in me
can consume something other than
rage
i would rather it be sustained
on that something other

through eyes
only
half awake
i see a
glimmer

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Copyright 2004 Jonas
Published on Thursday, October 21, 2004.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • TaintedButterfly On Monday, August 7, 2006, TaintedButterfly (680)By person wrote:

    This is more than inspirational to me, it is mind awakening. Thank you. Julia~

  • Sin On Friday, May 27, 2005, Sin (1164)By person wrote:

    this was beautiful and inspirational...

  • A former member wrote: the glimmers got to be special..:p

  • Liz On Wednesday, December 8, 2004, Liz (274)By person wrote:

    Where have you gone? What did you do in the light?

  • A former member wrote: *sigh* ...... i so have missed this place, your words, my friends, all this wonderful poetry....and this piece...damn did i feel this piece. Good write hon :)

  • KittyStryker On Friday, October 22, 2004, KittyStryker (738)By person wrote:

    this made a tear come up right as it made me smile. mm. glad you've seen that glimmer, hon- you've got a shine that scatters across the sky.

  • A former member wrote: yay for glimmers and glints.

  • Zahgurim On Thursday, October 21, 2004, Zahgurim (29)By person wrote:

    Like a theme of self-realization and progress. Well put.

  • Zhee On Thursday, October 21, 2004, Zhee (540)By person wrote:

    this was absolutely awesome... i feel the breath of optimism circulate within me... *applauds*

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, October 21, 2004, TropicalSnowstorm (1701)By person wrote:

    "then why waste time asking why these things are the way they are"...I feel you there...things are as they are the world over. The only variable under our control is ourselves... Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, October 21, 2004, TropicalSnowstorm (1701)By person wrote:

    The fire in us is fed by a sense of injustice and entitlement and, whatever else, but, in the end, the fire is just a rebellion against the way things are and the way they will, by all evidence, always be. Scholar

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, October 21, 2004, TropicalSnowstorm (1701)By person wrote:

    The only variable in the equation is ourselves and how we will adjust ourselves (or not) to fit into the process... Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • girlafraid On Thursday, October 21, 2004, girlafraid (497)By person wrote:

    that was breathtaking...i love when there's a grain of hope, especially when it's hidden until the end...lovely.

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