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Hands holding tightly

Life’s second act renewed

The path lies ahead


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Take me for who I am, not the man I once was
Demons in the dark, long dead and past
Reminders mark the way, histories collapse
Pages long since turned, a future yet written
Life lived by each moment, here and now
Each day another chance, better than the last

Take me for who I am
Right here Right now
Take me for who I am
Here I stand tall
Take me for who I am
Hope is alive

Take me for Who I am, better for who I was
Shadows filled my heart, hid from the day
Life’s light reflects, shadows take their leave
No more regret torn, only a path forward
Never will I be, a perfect image of humanity
A chance though, to become every bit of me

Take me for who I am
Right here Right now
Take me for who I am
Here I stand tall
Take me for who I am
Hope is alive

Take Me
Take Me

by: Dan Bahr

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No laughing now, trying some Haiku as I have not tried to write them in the past.

Emerald Eyes

They shine in the light

Green as the spring’s fresh rebirth

Her emerald eyes

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Lifes Long Last Tick


The weight of the world ways down on me,

Footing slips and inches are given.

A desperate search no holds to see,

My fate in life is all but chosen.


The black abyss below reaches out,

It’s cold tendrils securely find hold.

A last breath given to life’s last bout,

No doubt what stories there will be told.


A peace is known in that last moment,

Surrender’s certainty ending known.

All my energy and heart long spent,

Fighting for everything all alone.


Times long last beat ticks upon my soul,

In that second a revelation.

Panic shakes screams ring inside my skull,

This is not my end nor my station.


I tear at the earth sod stone and dirt,

Anything, anywhere but below.

Far too much here for me to desert,

The bare fields of my life still to sew.


The weight lifts from my tired shoulder,

Its burden lessened by what can be.

The chance to live on and grow older,

No longer known what ending I’ll see.


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Each Day a Gift


Each morn that I wake to the light of day,

Is a gift to live a life once neglected.

The breath I take a second chance to say,

All the words and thoughts I have collected.


Each step I take towards the higher ground,

Never forgetting the lessons of the past.

The mistakes I have made echo a sound,

Reminders of pains felt but not to last.


Each memory I have is mine alone,

The good and the bad hold equal standing.

History to build and shape every bone,

Weathered and cracked and always mending.


Each time seen in the mirror’s reflection,

The image of the man known to be true.

Masks I once wore to hide the dissection,

Rightfully shattered their time overdue.


Each and every thing that I have a gift,

To be cherished and held this time around.

No longer left set out to sea adrift,

The present where I dwell purpose is found.


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Feeling like doing some more writing. I don’t know it what form that will be. Maybe some poetry or short stories would be the right path for me to venture down. I know that whatever I work on my perspective is definitely changed over what it has been. Life is changing and that is always the one constant that we can be sure of. Sometimes, if we are lucky, those changes are positive. So I can see the future through a much brighter light right now. Everything is just a little bit better, sweeter, more colorful and more vivid. I leave you with some of my sappiness in all of its sappy glory. You can feel queasy if you like or you can share in the joy that I am feeling.

This is for the one I love, the one who was in my life for so long and then gone in a flash. Now our paths have brought us back together and we are both in different, better places than we have been in the past. So here goes. Short and sweet.


A future we can have


It is there upon my sleeve,

Open bare to the light of day.

My fears and doubts I will leave,

The risk worth any price to pay .


My heart there for you to take,

Trust your hands to safely hold.

Love I no longer forsake,

Once lost and out in the cold.


Your eyes hold a reflection,

Of the future we can mold.

A life that we can fashion,

Of the love that we both hold



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