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Poem From a Weary Heart

Decisions good, decisions bad
Either way it's happy or sad
Losing a job, or losing a friend
It's hidden but stays until the end.

Life's challenges are not really fair
Leaving our hearts in pieces, our minds in the air
Many find it true, to be extremely hard
Life's a game, choose your next card

Decisions that are like a two edged sword
Can leave you speechless, not saying a word
My heart has been shot, not one time, but eight
And still I have no remorse, anger or hate

How can it be? I be treated so bad
And not be angry at the cruelty I've been had
It's just a curse to many and a blessing to some
They say, "In the long-run, your happiness will come."

No matter stay high, just take every blow
Don't count back the days, weeks or years ago
That your heart was pieces and now it's been lost
No matter the feeling, it's not worth the cost

Many times you hear, "It happens to most."
But do they not understand, what matters to me most?
Just having an arm, wrap around me at night
Someone to cherish, in my heart so tight

At several times, I've turned to isolation
But all it brings is love deprivation
Sleeping at night, laying there all alone
It's a child at age 5, when no one's at home

I hold it together, and think of the past
And the friends from the Navy that will forever last
I think of the future and where I will be
On a ship or a boat, set sailing and free

But I can pretend it doesn't hurt and not show it at all
Only some people can read me, the signs, so small
They see pain in my eyes and no heart on my sleeve
They try to relax me, they do it with ease

So this is my story for so many ears
This is how my life's been for so many years
Not just with my heart, but with my mind and soul
After the Navy, the hurt doesn't get old.....

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Congratulations, with the poem and thoughts about YOU. LOVE ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 2:35:00 AM
    >>Many times you hear, "It happens to most." But do they not understand, what matters to me most? Just having an arm, wrap around me at night Someone to cherish, in my heart so tight<< Never have such words rang so true for me, for it is a deep longing... sometimes the most simple of dreams seem the most difficult to find... thank you for sharing these precious words with all of us. - Lynette

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 1:11:00 PM
    Many congratulations on your poem being featured this week >> James

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 9:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great poem being featured this week. Many regards Janette

  1. Date: 11/2/2009 3:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Drew. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/22/2009 8:26:00 AM
    This is a wonderful, awesome piece; I love every bit of it. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing and congrats on your poem being featured this week. Hope to read more of your wonderful poems. You are great friend! Adeleke

  1. Date: 8/19/2009 2:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured! It was beyond well deserved!

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 12:03:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured>>James

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 9:12:00 AM
    Oh, Drew- I forgot to say congratulations on having your insightful poem featured this week. (I was too caught up with the emotion. Lovingly, DAS-J

  1. Date: 8/18/2009 9:11:00 AM
    Drew, It doesn't get old after the Army, either. But with a little bit of luck, a good heart comes along and in the end, hurt doesn't defend quite as repellingly. Then, the hurt may just mend... but only a little. Love with understanding, DAS-J

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 8:08:00 PM
    Terrific write, Drew! Terrible sad. Congratulations on being featured this week. Ruben.

  1. Date: 8/17/2009 4:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week Drew. Love Carol

  1. Date: 8/15/2009 1:06:00 PM
    Life is a winding road of choices and decisions I love your philosophy on life! God Bless! Laura :)