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Oh the storm clouds they are gathering now
Winds are lifting grains of sand from the shore
The patterns in which they rearrange themselves
Are too relevant for me to ignore

Faces from the past that I recognise
Faces from the future that I have not met
Faces from a life I thought I’d left behind
Faces that I tried so hard to forget

Oh the storm clouds they are gathering now
My whole life has been a prelude to this day
For each grain of sand lifted from the shore
There are a million more that are blown away

Faces from a past that I never lived
Faces from a future that was not my fate
They swallow me up whole in this dust bowl
Then spew me out as I contemplate

Oh the storm clouds they have been and gone
And left me alone with an empty space
Situated somewhere between my memories
And my fragile, regretful mind state

Faces fill those voids as we move through life
Faces that are like footprints in the sand
Some are blown away as quickly as they came
Others guide us from the dark place we began
realityisfarlessexciting
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:iconmorrigan94:
Morrigan94 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
love this :D
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014   General Artist
thank you! :D
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Firefang500 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this :D 
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014   General Artist
thank you :)
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ivy020 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely; the words flow into one another!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
i appreciate that. I do try and make them flow as smoothly as possible :)
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Beautifully written.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   General Artist
I am glad you like it, thank you :)
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:iconflamingodancer123:
flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
You're very welcome!  I still have many more of your pieces to read....
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh how I've missed reading your poems!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014   General Artist
aww thank you Kerry :) i am trying to find more time to get on here and submit but also read other peoples poems. I have so many to catch up on :)
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Vegetabelle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Ha Ha! I know that feeling. I had to just delete a lot of things because the notifications had piled up, and I felt bad for being so behind that I didn't get on because I didn't want to sit there for hours checking notifications.
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OrientalArc Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
faces and fates, facades and destinations, faces and interfaces,…
face is all we have,, and all that counts...
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
thank you for sharing your thoughts. Very true and beautiful :)
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EnlightenedEnigma Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ah it's so refreshing to read these again they are always so lovely~
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014   General Artist
aww thank you :)
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jmelisio Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Sounding words :) great work ;)
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
hey :) thanks for your comment and fave 
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Silidons00 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
heh.
We all see those faces sometimes, don't we?
I love your metaphor.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
We certainly do :)

thanks for commenting and faving 
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:iconcupcakeykitten:
CupcakeyKitten Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
This is great. Those last two lines tied it all together. I enjoyed reading this. ♥
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
aww thank you :) glad you enjoyed it
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Rheic-ocean Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic!! such a powerful message and hauntingly simple melody (listen to me, I actually sound like I know what I'm talking about-Ha! ;)) *instant fave!*
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Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
:D well seeing as you are being so nice to me i will agree that you know what you're talking about lol

thank you very much for your nice comment and fave!
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Rheic-ocean Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
'S no problem buddy. ;)
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Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Oh I don't even have words for this, it is truth and excellence!
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
thank you! i appreciate it :)
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:iconlackeysan:
Lackeysan Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this a song? It flows so well.
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:iconrifle1980:
Rifle1980 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014   General Artist
I did actually think about making it into a song when i finished it :)

thanks for the comment!
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