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Hard as a rock; 
Strong as a tree.
Hurt again and again,
But you're not breaking me.
A cut is just a flesh wound...
An insult just a name.
Won't let them get to me,
Push forward in strain.

Do your worst!
I can take the beating.
Put me in my place.
I can take the bleeding.
I'll take it all.
Without any breaking.
Do your best!
Take what your taking.

When I'm alone,
and your gone.
Tears will flow.
But you'll think i'm strong.
I'll finally let go.
Fall apart bit by bit.
On the brink of insanity.
I'll regain my grip.

I lay alone bleeding.
My body broken and battered;
although the will is strong.
It doesn't matter.
The body is unable and
everything is wrong.
When you look in my eyes...
you'll think i'm strong

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  1. Date: 2/22/2010 10:58:00 AM
    This is really amazing :) You are a great poet!

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 12:10:00 PM
    wow rain you poems are great i have read several now and they are awesome which if you break the word down would mean they left me in awe! you have a true talent and it will grow even bigger and bigger! oh and if you ever read mine please dont just read beauty washes cuz from what i've read of you you may be like me and like the others better than my haiku, the sacred art of dying is good.=)jo

  1. Date: 12/22/2009 8:11:00 AM
    many of your works seem to be based on strength this is a good message to young woman too saty strong in times of trouble.

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 1:41:00 PM
    Your right,you don't understand!!

  1. Date: 12/10/2009 1:34:00 PM
    I have not taken credit for mileys song I put it on here because it is inspirational.It doesn't have to be a poem to be posted.I made it clear that she did the song not me.Maybe you will understand better if you read the comments I have gotten on it.I don't want any credit for it,I just put it on here Lifting someones spirit if they are down!!!

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 11:45:00 AM
    Exceptional work here! Very sad and thought-provoking. Great job! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 1:09:00 PM
    I can really relate to this write. Was taught never to show emotions or the punishment would be more severe. Kind of an oxymoron if you ask me. This was an excellent and well written work.