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     Nausea overwhelming.
     Hands desperately grasping my pen.
     Body trembling trying not to overheat.
     Mind blaring, eye's burning from unshed tears.
     My heart ready to leap from my chest and make a run for it.
Here I stand frozen, lost in Woderland. 
Two doors in front of me but which one do I choose?
What Do I DO!? What should I do...?
All eyes fixed on me, ready for judgement.
Win or lose? What will she do?
What will she choose?
     Insane, sanity presented to me with a cup of tea.
     One lump or two and would you like cream with your confusion?
     Time frozen inside as the world continues to fly by.
     Boggled and Tangled, Torn and Bleeding, Lost in the Land of the Great Unknown.
     Silent whispers accuse, haunting my every move as noone's lips move.
Shallow breathing and exhaustion.
Lost in painful conflict unsure of what to do.
Right or left, red or blue, this path or that either way I shall pay my dues...
Tangled in this trickey web, lives and love continue surrounding me.
Everyone talks but noone hears.
You may know me but do you see me, 
and you may see me but do you know me?
What do you see, what do you know?
What should I do... What will I do?

Copyright © Ashley Yates

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  1. Date: 11/7/2009 11:21:00 AM
    The answers are all there in your mind, all you have to do is think! great write! have a look at my poem Decisions, love Simone

  1. Date: 10/28/2009 1:06:00 PM
    Great write, here, Ashley. You aptly describe the turmoil inside when one has a choice that overwhelms. You also lay out the question that I have often asked of myself: does anyone REALLY know me? I wrote "The Question and the Answer" on that very concept. Well done, Sweetie. Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 8/30/2009 3:16:00 AM
    great poem. thanks

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 11:42:00 AM
    A very deep valley of indecision, you paint perfectly, Ashley, Moses

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 6:45:00 PM
    Brilliant! I Love It! Wonderland Is So A Favorite Topic Of Mine =) Nice Job Here

  1. Date: 7/19/2009 6:56:00 AM
    Ashley Yates, This poem very accurately describes the feelins that come when one is trying to make life decisions. Hopefully, you will make the right choice... whatever that is. Take care, my poet friend. Lovingly, DAS-J

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 8:00:00 AM
    This is just my opinion but I don't think the subject sees herself. Knows herself yes she does but it feels like she only sees everyone around her with their judging eyes waiting for her to make the wrong decision, take the blue pill so to speak. the fastest way to make a decision is to tune out all voices but her own. what does she want to do? chances are she knows that very well but feels bad that it doesn't agree with what someone else wants her to do...that's how it worked out for me.