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Held in My Will

February 20, 2015
By LeahStoddard SILVER, Saratoga Springs, Utah
LeahStoddard SILVER, Saratoga Springs, Utah
6 articles 13 photos 10 comments

My life is important, a story that's new
Unknown to many, familiar to few


My life is a voice, certain but true
A curtain of moments, forever in view


A past and a future, forever displayed
Decisions turned, in how I am made


A life full of weakness, spirit, or truth
A footing of honor, founded in youth

Stories of lifeblood, honor, and shame
Created in moments, still to tame


Whether ill-gotten or weak. Your path is made right
A light shining firmly, strong through the night


It will show in your face if you're good or ill
Your future forever is held in your will


It will show in your face, because YOUR LIGHT is true

The author's comments:

I had the words running through my head, so I ran to the computer and tried to get most of them out. :D

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on Feb. 27 2015 at 10:24 am
LeahStoddard SILVER, Saratoga Springs, Utah
6 articles 13 photos 10 comments
thank you for the comment! It is really encouraging!

Beila BRONZE said...
on Feb. 26 2015 at 10:23 pm
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 516 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

I like this poem! Like, I really, really enjoyed reading it! The first few stanzas definitely hooked me, and then I just cruised through the rest of your beautiful imagery and voice. I especially was pleasantly surprised that the rhyme didn't feel forced (except maybe slightly with shame and tame), which can be a very difficult feel to create. Overall, lovely poem!