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THE FALL
by Lori Othouse 
07/16/05
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Staring, searching in the mirror
Where all is seen but nothing’s clear,
Another dismal day comes to an end.
The reflection of my jaded eyes
Tells me I’m anything but wise
And I ask myself, how did I get here again?

Staring on, I almost see
A shadow of what used to be
A heart so full of life and love and dreams.
Broken by the daily grind
Of life, my disillusioned mind
Now falters, much weaker than it seems.

My hot tears burning, blurring my sight,
Deep down, knowing my conscience is right
In self-defense, I wield my pain like a sword.
But there is nowhere else, you see,
To place the blame, except on me
The truth I knew so well I have ignored.

Exchanged for the sake of being free
And no accountability,
I turned my back on You and lost it all.
All that is true and right and good,
The freedom of being understood,
One selfish step became my greatest fall.

So here I am, alone with myself,
Convictions placed neatly upon the shelf,
Denial is such an accommodating friend.
As I follow this path that leads us apart,
The truth we both know is still in my heart…
My means will never justify my end.





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Jessica Schmit 27 Jul 2006
This is one of the best poems I've ever read. I had tears as I was reading. Well Lori, words canno't express how this piece has touched me. I'm so glad it's being showcased.
Phyllis Inniss  25 Jul 2006
A truly heartfelt and insightful poem. You are very talented and your words give credence to this.
Sophia Flot-Warner 24 Jul 2006
This is a powerful piece. Reminds us that we don't even want to go there. I enjoy that your words paint a picture, making the poem even more absorbing.
Mitzi Busby 24 Jul 2006
Wow! This is super work. Very deep insights expressed so well. I've been there too, looking back. We all have. Great job.
Jan Ackerson  27 Jun 2006
Lori, this poem is poignant and stirring. Look for it to appear in the Faith Writers Front Page Showcase for the week of July 24. Thanks for this moving poem!
Kyle Chezum 10 Sep 2005
Wow! I love this poem. I think it would make great lyrics for a song. Good job!




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