I want to tell myself I’m sorry for disrespecting neglecting and oppressing the man I was destined to be.
For I lied and tried to hide my true aspirations that flowed so free.

It was easier to be the failure they thought I would be. I thought all who nurtured the light that lived inside of me.

If left to my own vices would my light have died?

The tears you’ve witnessed for years doesn’t belong to the shell of I.

They fall from the man within who screams with tears I’m still alive.

He dares me to set him free as allow the truth of light to shine.

Now the time has come to free the man who lives inside of me.

No longer will I disrespect neglect or oppress my destiny.

-Arthur Holmes


6 Responses to Destiny

  1. Nancy Campbell says:

    Well written.

  2. John Habs says:

    Very depressing stuff. I worry about the author and poster. 😦

  3. Colleen says:

    Really like this. I feel like it should be set to music and used as a bridge or a verse in a song.

  4. Kevin says:

    I think everyone is a “prisoner” at times. We inhibit ourselves from reaching our full potential through our attitude and self doubt. Destiny should strike a chord with everyone.

  5. Christopher says:

    Unfortunately it would seem that destiny has changed.

  6. amy says:

    Arthur has quite a conflict going on inside but I think his poem will help him find the man he needs to be.

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