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Its Called Life

I thought I was brave
I thought I was strong
I thought I could make it,
in this world on my own

I blocked the pain somehow,
for I had little ones looking to me 
they needed to be secure
and I did my best with a bright smile,
even though the years of pain my mother saw upon me.....

Somehow I was robbed,
He had me believing no one would ever want me
I could do nothing by myself
a controlling measure
His voice,
nearly 20 years later is still appauling to me

It robbed me of trusting anyone at all I once thought

Then to my surprise there was someone that wanted what was left of me

that shy, sweet girl so hidden by faded beauty until he carressed my hand

He told me he would always try to understand

and I deserved to be gently cared for, as he again stroked my hand

The tears began at the corners of my eyes
He smiled gently, as if he had already known me

I don't know how to go about saying,
 that I only have the courage to trust one more time

so heres the bits and pieces, 
the rest was stolen so violently all of those years ago
its a montage of memories of bitter and sweet
in this city, its called LIFE

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  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:23:00 AM
    Ps., Tis Always Good To Find Hearts Being Blessed Amid Whatever 'Light' May Bring Them Happiness As Joy, Dear Lucinda. Knowing That Your Writing Is Such A Gift Unto Yourself; Wonderful News. I Believe That Composing A Children's Book Would Be A Beautiful As Gratifying Endeavor Thus, May Heaven's Light Shine Bright Within Your Own Precious Heart While As You Do ~ Thank You, For The Kind Visit, Love, John

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 12:13:00 PM
    An Endless Parade Of Shattered Glass Aligns These Desolate Paths Within This Place Called Planet Earth. Hello Dear Lucinda, Another Heartfelt Verse Lifted From The Depths Of Your Priceless Own. Tis Good To Find That You Have Hopefully Arrived Amid A Much Brighter State In Both Spirit As Mind ? Few Escape This Incubator It's Pangs Yet If We Are Pressed Then Let Us Be Blessed ~ Keep Reaching For The Stars, And Thank You For Your Kind Visit. Have A Beautiful Day, Love, John

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Strong, yet hurtful lines. I understand this. Life is never an easy city to live in. But, we can adjust & overcome, as long as we let our hearts be the sunrise & sunset across its landscapes. Nicely done!!!

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:54:00 PM
    A beautiful write about courage in the face of negativity! YOU ARE STRONG! Love and big hugs, Jack xoxox