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Below is the poem entitled Alive which was written by poet Carl Fraser. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Another winding road, another hardship.
"Builds character," they say;
Well, I must be one helluva character by now I guess.
Still I smile and laugh at myself for the little quirks i have.
Like enjoying how a sneeze feels;
Ahh, Im still alive
Living in this hive.
Being pushed and prodded to conformity;
"Get with the program," they say.
Well I've always Kinda gone against the grain
Teeth into the wind
And a sailors spiteful Arrgh! every now and then.
I love being Alive
Born to Survive
"But your my family, my blood," they say.
Right... You' ve had me bleeding for years,
And never once provided a band-aid.
If time heals all wounds ,
I'm going to live to a ripe old age.
And the Sign-post says I'm Alive.
Alive, Alive, Alive.

Copyright © Carl Fraser

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 11:01:00 AM
    Very meaningful :) I like your writing.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 9:05:00 AM
    Dear Carl, thank you for the soup-mail. I will be back to answer your thoughts... and read... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:26:00 PM
    its always a good thing to be alive xoxo pd

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 9:29:00 AM
    Carl; I like this. You say it like it is. Nothing in this world is easy. We really have to earn it, to apprechiate it. As you say you are a surviver, so am I. We are here for a reason. may you recieve many blessings in the New Year. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 1:53:00 AM
    Lovely write Carl! It's very nice how you've mentioned the phrases and dissected them and entwined them in with life's experiences. Well done!

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 10:06:00 PM
    Wonderful poem, Carl. You are, you are. Love ya, Toquyen