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hard pressed

hard pressed to search for
certainty, hard pressed to
make some sense, hard
pressed to end all these 
frustrations, hard pressed to
submit to something (if
only it will help you relax),
hard pressed to try again
as if you hadn’t failed before,
hard pressed to fail again
as if you’ll stop trying, hard
pressed to want what others
want, hard pressed to 
compare, hard pressed to
buy into it, hard pressed to
work harder, hard pressed to
embrace what doesn’t suit you,
hard pressed to smile when 
you don’t want to, hard 
pressed to accept the worst
news, hard pressed to believe 
that something better will
be coming, hard pressed to
panic when the rest do,
hard pressed to fall in line,
hard pressed to be thankful
for the scraps, hard pressed to
be silent when you’re 
screaming inside.

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  1. Date: 12/11/2012 4:59:00 AM speak nothing but "life"...this is an everyday battle with many of us. Even with the last two poems I've read of yours. This is the real world and it can only get better or worse. Marriages are at an all time low nowadays...hmmm. makes you want to think about the next generation...enjoyed my morning read.

    delapruch Avatar andrew delapruch
    Date: 12/11/2012 5:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    @Pace G INK-U-SCRIPT. Thanks so much for taking the time to read these pieces this morning man & for the thoughtful comments!