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Offline Gyppo

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Running On Empty
« on: June 01, 2014, 06:34:20 PM »
Running On Empty

It's when you're running on empty
the really big ideas always appear.
Deceptively small at first,
like the tips of icebergs on the horizon.

But do you have the energy to reach them?
What if they're too big when you get there?

So you press on,
ignoring the warning lights,
and maybe get stranded at the roadside.

Or you pull over, refuel,
and rest like a prudent man,
telling yourself it'll be easy later.

But sometimes, when you've rested
the horizon has slipped further away.
The tips of the big ideas are hidden again.

Sometimes you doubt they were ever there.

Other times they'll haunt you,
teasing you for years like a mirage,
a reflection of something real,
somewhere else.  But where?

Gyppo

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Offline bowmore2

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Re: Running On Empty
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 02:33:37 PM »
Running On Empty

It's when you're running on empty
the really big ideas always appear.
Deceptively small at first,
like the tips of icebergs on the horizon.

But do you have the energy to reach them?
What if they're too big when you get there?

So you press on,
ignoring the warning lights,
and maybe get stranded at the roadside.

Or you pull over, refuel,
and rest like a prudent man,
telling yourself it'll be easy later.

But sometimes, when you've rested
the horizon has slipped further away.
The tips of the big ideas are hidden again.

Sometimes you doubt they were ever there.

Other times they'll haunt you,
teasing you for years like a mirage,
a reflection of something real,
somewhere else.  But where?

Gyppo


     Hi Gyppo, this is a humdinger, really like it.
                 
                 Reading it I saw myself on that very journey from start to finish
Loved the last para in particular. ...Other times they'll haunt you teasing you for years.
A miracle, a reflection of something real. My writing history in one go.