April 17, 2010
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My strength is
It was not bought
or borrowed or given,
it was earned.
Earned through tough times
and many worse,
through projecting a pose
of unbreakable stone,
through living to lose
and loving to live. And how.
I was broken and beat,
I kissed the ground
and ate the dirt,
just to clean my face
with streaming salt water.
I cut my knees
and scraped my palms
on sharp rocks and words,
and stayed there,
silent and still.
But still life was inside me,
I rose to walk again,
several steps in jubilation
until I fell, again.
Yet this time it was better,
covered by scars
the pain was condensed,
sharpened by skill
I caught myself
before the dirt
passed to my mouth.
So now, I will survive.
Slightly black and blue,
I can hold my own,
I know the world cannot snuff out
the strength that I have earned,
I dream of a better future
but prepare for one much worse
Sure that I am stronger,
from unrelenting, fortifying,
acrid adversity.

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DaylightDarkness said...
May 28, 2010 at 7:08 pm
This is great. Wonderful message, greats wording. I love it! I wanna see more, lol.
HeronHero said...
May 10, 2010 at 8:54 pm
This is amazing I'm making it one of my favorites! You expressed so much in this peice!!!I loved everything about it, and I truly relate!!! Amazing job!Keep writting.....
simplieme replied...
May 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Haha thanks a bunch I'm glad somone likes it because I'll be reading it in front of my class tomorrow! Now I've got some confidence to do so!
HeronHero replied...
May 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm
Aww seriously? You'll do great it's a really beautiful peice!:)
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