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Below is the poem entitled A STRING OF STRUGGLES which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Besides days of defeats,
I've been held down by a string of struggles
preventing my feats...
who can fight fate and put an end to hurdles? 

A happy man is the one who sees 
his offspring prosper all their lives by fair deeds and words,
and surely his countless blessings 
will keep his children safe through those violent storms.

I had friends but none of them deserved my full trust,
they had happy homes...never had to deal with a string of struggles;
did they think that it was vanity to have kept my space? 
I gave them each breath and heartbeat believing they were honest.

A wounded heart can never heal without forgiveness....
as if the blade that pierced it was never removed from its warm flesh;
before it bled and felt a pain so sharp causing madness,
now it is numb and having stopped beating, it'll be nothing but ash.

Copyright © Andrew Crisci

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 10:46:00 AM
    :-) CONGRATULATIONS -in Nathan's "Razor Sharp" contest!!! awesome winning write. LOVE LOVE * Linda

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 3:10:00 PM
    Congrats on your win

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:34:00 PM
    I share your ideas in this poem... Congrats on your win... cheers

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Andrew, :-) Congrats! with your awesome razor sharp poem................ SKAT

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 9:26:00 PM
    andrew, congrats ' NATE