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    Dark to Light

    Only after one experiences darkness
    can one truly recognize and appreciate light
    as outer hardships give birth to inner fight
    once tortured by demons grown within
    now a seed of light sprouts leaves
    casting shade over sin.

    Where evil once proudly revealed its ugly face
    darkness now gives way God's inner grace

    ©dirtydray-Darrell Watkins

  • dirtydray 11w

    LIFE'S FRUIT

    One's own greatest growth in life is often the fruit of one's own worst suffering.



    ©dirtydray-Darrell Watkins

  • dirtydray 11w

    FINE LINE

    Confidence attracts,
    Arrogance repels,

    It's a fine line but humility enables the line to be visable.


    ©dirtydray- Darrell Watkins

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    AWAKE

    Hidden, where only I can go,
    Amidst the maddness allowed to flow,
    loosely I write as a release,
    often in vein the pain,
    I struggle to cease,
    a lifetime of disfunction
    buried deep within,
    scars from the hell
    from which I have been.

    Daily I work to lift the veil,
    awakening ghosts left to dwell,
    from the darkness arises fight,
    veil now fully lifted
    a glimmer of light.


    ©dirtydray - Darrell Watkins

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    Selfless

    "If you put yourself last you won't finish first, but you always finish a winner"




    ©Darrell Watkins -dirtydray

  • dirtydray 12w

    LIFE'S PURPOSE

    What is the meaning to Life?
    Is it to live, laugh, love,
    or is to have faith in a God above,
    or is it to suffer and grow from within,
    or is it to enlighten all the children,
    or is it to provide loved one's wants and needs,
    or is to choose a career and succeed,
    or is it to grow through empathy,
    or is it just to live and let be?

    Life's about those ever fleating moments
    where the answers to the universe seem clear,
    when you realize it is ALL interwoven
    And for a breif second you have NO FEAR.


    ©dirtydray-Darrell Watkins

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    NOW

    The pain of past better left behind,
    the future hopes and dreams
    never what I had in mind,
    so the present I strive to be,
    where nothing but NOW matters to me
    where remnant ghosts
    can no longer dwell
    where tomorrow is absent
    and yesterday can no longer fail
    the NOW is all that is truly real
    time is but man-made illusion
    held hostage from what meant to feel.

    The present
    where all senses acutely alive
    the present daily I strive,
    beauty in every blade of grass beneath my feet,
    every flavor I savor, every bite I eat,
    every drop of rain upon my face,
    every second aware God's grace,
    every note sung by birds outside my window,
    remnant perfume upon my wife's pillow
    every moment conscious,
    the universe lives within us,
    Interwoven entirely,
    no place I would rather be,
    though it has no hours
    It is not always open to me,
    The entrance often hidden by time,
    nobody elses fault but mine,
    ever fleeting my presence
    the NOW always
    Simply Sublime.


    ©dirtydray-Darrell Watkins