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poetry by j matthew waters

life with mercy


I found myself
behind these bars
when I should have been
screaming down a mountain

why does it seem
the whole world is watching
when in reality
it’s just me and my dreams

we’ve sung this song before
once upon a time
or was it just yesterday
when you said you still love me

I miss the autumn winds most
pushing me to the limit
reminding me what follows next
is certain to test my mettle





february two thousand eighteen
copyright j matthew waters
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8 thoughts on “life with mercy

  1. Beautifully penned! Love the reference to the autumn winds. ❤

  2. This makes me think of the whoo whoo whoo song of the tundra swan and of the mute swan hisses.

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