I have been past these gates before,

seen paradise's ugly face,

lived through discovery and disgrace.

But now the earth is giving back.


T'was duty that would call me then -

a welcome now, no call to arms,

and as I breathe the still, sweet air

will pass the gate to prospects fair.




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Fri 15th Feb 2019 17:53

Thank you both. A very welcome and encouraging response. It was a pensive piece, and I lived it out through the best of eyes.

Thanks too readers with ticks. Frances, Rachel, Jon, Sofia and Po.!


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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 13th Feb 2019 06:40

That is a lovely thing Ray. More meaningful to me as I know where these words came from and their kind thoughtful intent.

Like a rebirth, beautiful.


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Phil Kay

Tue 12th Feb 2019 23:20

Love this Ray. Ultimately hopeful. A lovely message of a life lived and yet to live.

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