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Flesh and Soul

I sit back and writhe,
hating the battle between flesh and soul,
soul and heart,
heart and mind.
How I wish I could just find normality,
peace in my twisted head.
Just one day I would wake,
where I wasn't fighting,
hating these thoughts that overtake my life.
I plead,
just wishing this thorn would be taken from my side.
But I fear,
its purpose is to be left there.
I sit here,
trying not to move.
Maybe then I could be
unafraid of the world I could conceive.

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  1. Date: 6/14/2009 5:45:00 AM
    yes Michael says it perfectly! nice write! Betty, Jim

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 10:20:00 PM
    Betty wonderful expression and deep reflection / introspection - I have been on this journey for years now it seems it never ends - i write it all out is my way of dealing with things - God Bless you hon, MJ