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At twenty nine I dethroned myself


Becoming the most ignorant man in the world.


As I lay filet’d with wounded will


I stared into my belly button and saw my spine-


The muscles attached to my bones flexed


As I rose against an insurmountable mountain


The peak hidden in undiscovered black skies


My skin dried to dust and fell at my feet


And to gain a better view of the pinnacle I climbed


A single step atop my dead skin sand dune


But all I knew was that I couldn’t see the top…


 


Days ago, the world had been mine.


I had stood with my boot upon the point


Of a mountain which now before my eyes became a hill


Before my eyes became a bump


Which I could step over while marveling


How hard it had been to climb the first time


 


At twenty nine I declared myself king


And went about studying God


And in studying God I studied myself


And to learn of God I learned of myself


And now Awake I wish to sleep


To dream a life I’ll wake to live


I’ll carve my kingdom with my eye


I’ll don my crown which is my smile


My waxing will will have its way


It just may take until twenty nine and a day.

Created: Apr 19, 2014

Tags: 29, aging, god, birthdays, obstacles, free-verse, king, birthday, kingdom, poetry, imagery, willpower, mountains, change, peak, tao, obstacles and opportunities, consciousness, mythology, growing up, growth, crown, dreams, dream

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