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Limbo

Floating between heaven and hell
Flames of purgatory licking at your heels
Whilst the light from heaven is calling out
One so far, the other not far behind

Reaching out to catch a glimpse of heaven
Leaving you wide open and vulnerable to hell
Ever and always between the two
One enticing your passion to pull you down
One teasing you with everlasting happiness

       Which side will win?
       Is it your choice?
       Is it fate?

Working so hard to hear the angels’ choir
Life’s knocks throwing you off your stride
Forever and a day strung out between the two
One advertising the glories of the afterlife
One reminding you of life’s darker delights

       Which side will win?
       Is it your choice?
       Is it fate?

Never an end to striving
Never a moment’s peace
Never a lessening of tension
Always questions and questing
For that something that answers all

       Which side will win?
       Is it your choice?
       Is it fate?

Forever in-between
Forever wandering
Forever floating in

       Limbo

Limbo

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

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Poem inspired by Goethe’s Faust and the continuous striving of the human mind.

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