The Day I Realized

January 16, 2009
By Miamilee GOLD, Hewitt, New Jersey
Miamilee GOLD, Hewitt, New Jersey
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The day I realized the answer to the question “who am I?” is
The day I realized that

I lived the life of pain
Anger and frustration the very blood flowing through my veins
The sane thoughts of becoming insane
Bringing forth the cold stale numbness that overtakes my soul

The day I realized that
The world was spiraling viciously to the ground
And I could barely muster up a frown
Sickness and death oozed from my empty breathe
Like leeches preying off my every fear

The day I realized that
Tragedies became realities that target my heart
Like weapons of mass destruction
The chaos of it all tracing back from the start

The day I realized that
Depression clawed away at my flesh
The crimson blood running down my chest
My very existence was nothing more than a pitiful shame
That the more I played the more I lost the game

The day I realized the answer to the question “who am I?” was a grim day
But not for me, but for those who hated me
Who brought me down with sticks and stones
Who told me I wasn’t worth it, that I wouldn’t amount to anything

The day I realized the answer to the question “who am I?”
Was the day I realized who I wasn’t
Lies told to try to cage me like an animal were now destroyed
Those days of being pummeled to the ground by masked fists were over
It was now the time that I look at the eyes of my torturers and
Set forth the sweet freedom I was longing for

The day I realized the answer to the question “Who am I?”
Was the day I forgave them

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem to hopefully teach those who read this poem something about their own lives. I not going to say what will be learned because then it would ruined the purpose of reaching into one's own heart and mind and teaching themself something. I wrote this poem so those who read this poem will stop and really go deep into thinking about their own lives. I hope those of you who read this poem enjoy it and get something out of it that will help you in your life.

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dancer said...
on Feb. 6 2009 at 12:45 am
I like the poem. The metaphors are really creative and the rhyming is very subtle

Miamilee said...
on Feb. 2 2009 at 7:52 pm
Hey this is Lee, the writer. I just want to say that if any of you end up rading this or any other of mine works, please give me feedback. I don't care if its good, bad, or plain ugly. I would really appreciate it. It would mean alot. Thanks and God Bless




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