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#431245 - 04/14/13 04:21 PM awake
Shyshark Offline


Registered: 10/30/12
Posts: 649
Loc: Canada
As a boy ... and then a teen
my life was mostly just unseen.
Every day I woke and said
'will this day be spent in dread'
and more often than was not
that's exactly what I got.

As a young man
a new life began.
Everyday I woke and said
'today there's great reason to get out of bed'
happiness awaits me ... that's what I said
sometimes things were kind of blue
but mostly ... mainly ... the joy was true.

As an older man ... all was lost
every memory came at a cost.
Every day I woke and said
'stay where you are ... you're safe in bed'
where did it all go wrong
why is everything ... just gone.

As a man in middle age
there I was, still in a cage.
Everyday I woke and said
'I can't take this anymore ... I should be dead'
I still can't know ... I still can't see
who the hell is really me.

As a man nearing golden years
here I am ... still in tears.
Every day I wake and say
'is this it ... please ... my last day'

I look back now
and wonder how
it came to this.

But then ...

It was different this very morn
yet another chance is born.
Today I awoke ... and this I spoke
'get out of bed ! ... leave your sorrow'

this IS tomorrow!

The moral of this story is
when you wake up ...
when it's your tomorrow
get out of bed and say

'This will be a better day'


(happy birthday to me)
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Experience is a brutal teacher.

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#431248 - 04/14/13 04:41 PM Re: awake [Re: Shyshark]
Farmer Boy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/12
Posts: 442
Loc: Australia
Happy Birthday

Sharky!!!

Great poem.

Lee
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More than meets the eye!

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#431249 - 04/14/13 04:52 PM Re: awake [Re: Shyshark]
OCN Offline


Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 373
Loc: Western Europe
smile

very nice poem, thnx for sharing!

and happy birthday to you Sharky!!


Edited by OCN (04/14/13 04:52 PM)
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Trust me, you are worth it to love yourself!

I now know who I am - I've never been anybody else!

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#431271 - 04/14/13 09:24 PM Re: awake [Re: Shyshark]
traveler Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3889
Loc: somewhere in Africa
Shyshark -

i love it!
good poem -
and even better:
an expression of hope and determination!

Great bithday present to your self.
may this year be your BEST yet!

Lee
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"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"

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