Stranger Within

stranger_within

I reached out to touch your hand
but i was so far away,
the farther i reach
the farther you pull away
like the tide in the sea;

The minutes pass like years
i feel your thoughts running through my mind
i make a wish on a shooting star
and I pray that you return to me;

the rain falls down
all I can think of is you
each splash on my face
a gentle kiss;

as we stand in the same road
staring up above into the night sky
our hearts both aching, yearning
for something better in this world;

we are what we have always been
dreamers searching for answers
in the night sky we look for light
in a world blinded by materialism and hedonism;

as i take the pieces of the dreams
still left (within me)
and spread them out,
to rearrange them one by one
i move one step closer;

standing on borrowed time,
and running out of options
i move one step closer
(determined) to find the stranger within;

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at first read, this might sound broken or even incomplete. But try to read once or even twice, then it might make some sense. There may also be more than one meaning to some lines.

personal reflection.
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I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. – Anna Quindlen

Look within!… The secret is inside you. – Hui-neng

One of the greatest moments in anybody’s developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is. – Norman Vincent Peale

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – no on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward. – Dag Hammerskjvld

The stories of past courage… can offer hope, they can provide inspiration. But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul. – John F. Kennedy
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