Just Past the Horizon

By AC

Just past the horizon, I
will fly past the clouds
in my everlasting guest
to just once touch the sky.

Just past the horizon, I hope
to obtain these long dreamt of goals;
the ones for which I’m still fighting
and the ones for which I have fought.

Just past the horizon, I know
I can build the foundations for better days to come
something peaceful, something calm,
something slow.

Just past the horizon, I see
that the unwritten promise
of a much brighter future
is waiting for me.

Just past the horizon, I see
the possibilities of who and what I can be.

Just past the horizon, I’m waiting for
the correct doors to open
which will grant me passage
to tangible dreams and hopefully more.

Just past the horizon, I will
become a totally different person, yet still
hold on to the essence
of what makes living my life such a thrill.

Just past the horizon, I
will attempt to find the ever-evolving truth about my potential
in an effort to eliminate the fears and the doubts
which feed the self-loathing lies
that eat me inside.

The ones that could up my judgement
and keep holding me back
from getting more out of me,
from getting more out of life.

From getting something so simple
and yet so very profound:
Something like the ability to be walking around
with a soul full of joy
and a heart full of pride.

Comments

  1. AC,

    Amazing poem! You’re so hopeful about your future and I’m sure with the determination and dedication you’re letting shine through your poem that you’ll reach your goals in the end. A lot of people — myself included — could take a page from your book about not getting jaded about our future. Best of luck!

  2. AC, I can tell you really put your heart into this poem. I love how open and real you are. It takes a lot to be so truthful. This is so inspirational and hopeful. I love the phrase “just past the horizon.” because to me it means that even if you feel uncertain about the future one day you will find a purpose. Thank you so much for this piece!

  3. Hello, AC–your line “just past the horizon” is so effective. It draws us in to the poem and we can feel your hope. I really like this stanza:
    Just past the horizon, I hope
    to obtain these long dreamt of goals;
    the ones for which I’m still fighting
    and the ones for which I have fought.
    Keep writing.

  4. kassidilenae says

    AC,

    I love the imagery you use in this poem. “The horizon” is the shining future you have. I also admire how you want to grow as a person but still hold on to the person you know you are. Keep flying to that horizon. I know you will get there someday.

    Keep writing!

  5. This poem is such a wonderful reminder to look towards the future, “just past the horizon.” I love some of the word choice that paints a bigger pictures, something to be hopeful for, such as “long dreamt of goals,” “better days to come,” “unwritten promise,” and “ever-evolving truth about my potential.” I also found the repetition of “just past the horizon” to be very powerful because the future is something we’re always looking towards and always thinking about, even if we don’t realize it. As this poem communicates, the best things in our future are yet to come; sometimes we can’t see them yet. Thank you so much for sharing this.

  6. Dear AC,

    I loved your poem. I felt like I could really related to what you described. My favorite line was the one where you said “the fears and the doubts feed the self-loathing lies that eat me inside.” That is an amazing line. It feels like your poem conveys a lot of pain but ultimately optimism; I really respect and admire that. The final stanza is a great way to end. I will think about your words as I go about my day today. Thank you for sharing it.

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