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A Poem a Day to Millennium 18 September 1999
 

TURN THE STONE


   For it's all in whata child sees
   the trick so coldalone
   with seasons gonehe won't be long
   his heart just turnedto stone
   turned the stone.
                   The times they've spanned a million tears
                   a guest...a chair his home
                   no reasons heal the pain he feels
                   for the things he must atone
                   turn the stone.
   Yet he walks onthrough the dimmer part
   of his anxious moonof hearts
   dancing in dew light
   as he spins hisfrozen cares to the start
   turn the stone.
                   He will search for what is written
                   the Book...this too shall pass
                   forgetting that it's over
                   nothing always lasts
                   turn the stone.
   So what's it goingto take dear one
   to see the lightfrom the side you're on
   must he die to proveit is art or life
   buried by the lie
   turn the stone.
                   Break free just let it be
                   no words within disguise
                   blind not free afraid to be
                   alone with all that ever was...arise
                   turn the stone.
   Love is lost thathas no home
   no reason to be
   no room for hopesand prayers asked
   till love is whatwe seek
   turn the stone.
   turn the stone.
 

   - Craig J. Holme
 


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