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Can You Hear Me

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Can You Hear Me

For years, I've tried to win the fight against all of the sadness.
But nothing seems to end my plight as I lose to the madness.
My emptiness, I must confess is all that I feel near me.
My nerves are filled with such distress, I wonder can you hear me?

It's always sad when what you had, life comes along and takes it.
My Mom is gone, just me and Dad, we're left to try and make it.
You ask yourself, where is my wife, well what more can I say.
I guess that fate had different plans, it dint :) work out that way.

I sit here and I wonder why I even try at all.
But once again, I'm the only one who ever hears me call.
This solitary solitude has bars stronger than steel.
I feel like I'm on planet Mars and nothing's really real.

This cosmic sense up on the fence is delicately balanced.
There's some who'll say that you are dense, and that you are unbalanced.
But I'm more interested in the ones who truly care.
I wonder, can you hear me, is there anybody there?

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 11:17:00 PM
    OH, Robert, how did I EVER miss this? I am so careful to try to see all my favorite poets' poems! Anyway I can see a few people on this page saying "I hear you!!!" So you are not alone, my friend. Good one you led me to.

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 1:40:00 AM
    I hear you, too, you know. I will check occasionally so you know.

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    Date: 2/11/2014 5:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Your a good soul Gerald. Thanks. Peace. :)
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 5:58:00 PM
    I hear you, Robert. Such a melancholy write yet very well written. You have expressed your feelings well. I don't know what your religious beliefs are, but I highly recommend talking to Jesus. I'll be praying for you. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 3:23:00 PM
    A wonderful poem, rhymed and flowed perfectly. with your wonderful skills at writing, the whole world should hear you, thank you Robert....Peter