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So far behind
Though it seems I lead the pack
My heart does beat
My lungs, they breathe right back
I am alive.
Sometimes it is as if
Death has arrived at my door
Progress has come to a halt
My dreams deprived of anything more
Am I alive?
I am become a stagnant pond
Where wind will howl not,
nor warmth bid his welcome---
The cold, it chills the marrow of my bones
Am I dead?
From my purgatorial porch, I perch to view the news,
My peers about me move along with time
Whilst I float in drollery, prentending to flow the same---
Apparently convincingly so
I cannot be dead.
Mind and muscle try, but do not succeed
There is no regress,
But they dig a deep ditch,
Down in which I have made my mess---
I am stuck.
Each success is one step ahead
Each failure, three lessons to learn
Overcoming mistakes should put them to bed
And the next two steps are two steps earned
I can get out!
Eyes see forward, not behind
Let the brain leave the bad in the back of its mind
So then it may focus on what it has gained
The next few steps are the few that remain
I am alive!
So far behind
Though it seems I've led the pack
I need not worry
To accept the gruesome facts
I will make it!
I am not standing water
Nor am I stuck between life and death
I am alive, *******,
Hear me take a breath!
I just have to snap out of it and get back to walking.
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