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Like no one want's to get stuck in a valley:
A hollow or surface depression of the earth
Bounded by hills or mountains,the earth's bottompit,
So goes the story of my good friend struggling in:

He can't fail,he tells himself
Worn out but still spurred on
Determined to make his mark in life
He is expected not to go far at all
He still keeps his head above the water

Afraid to drown, cos he can't swim
Scuttling to dry land like a lost chick
Chickened out once, but not this time
Prepared to take on any adversity
Arms akimbo,ready for the strifes

A strong man he is , but inside he's a mess 
Fighting a life long battle
Muscling his way out of this state
Fought battles,now he's faced with storms
Breaking down barriers has become a hobby

His headway keeps changing its position
Suddenly it strikes him real hard
At last his head and heart reach an accord 
But alas,even his heart is divided
About right and wrong,on up and down

Drowning his last glass of liquor
Calls for more,but its all gone
He smiles and dejavou hits him 
He sees his life in the situation at hand

At fourty-four and nothing to show
Used to best ,now refuses to come last
He wants to prove his mettle,leave the ghetto
A dream he has had for thirty years

Many have given up on him,though he still sees the light
Suddenly their is power outage,the power goes out
Now its darkness he sees,dejavou all over again
At the brink of success,disaster strikes

He stands up and walks out
He stretches his arms to the sky
He screams, "i've had enough","take me now lord"
Then power is restored,lights back again
He pockets his hands,shakes his head and walks away.

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  1. Date: 9/10/2010 3:09:00 PM
    awesome one, enjoyed your write, wish you the best of your day ahead..P.D.