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Why must I Die inside?

Why must I die inside?
I am crushed inside from past experiences that I have not let go of.
I have tried to erase all the things that are holding me back.
I have tried not to remember how many times I was raped and torn apart inside.
I cannot remember when I have really and truly laughed and felt it inside.
I am pressed down with so many issues and hurt from family and friends.
I have tried to live my life with humility and honestly and Love.
I reach out to people with sincere compassion.
I want to live
Why must I die inside?

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  1. Date: 4/24/2011 1:34:00 PM
    Cathy ;-) CONGRATULATIONS!! on your poem being featured this week, hope your enjoying your Easter Sunday. Take care and have a nice one,..p.d

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 12:06:00 PM
    Many congrats on your feature this week Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 10:56:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Cathy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/19/2011 3:53:00 AM
    Congratulations Cathy, on your poem being featured this week. Sadly, some families appear to be fine and happy on the outside, when in reality unpleasantries are occurring on the inside. I hope you work it out and can live again...Joy delights! (I went to school in South Florida with a girl named Cathy Holmes. Her dad was a mon's doctor.) Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:25:00 PM
    Sorry, I missed this when it was first posted, Cathy. This is a heartfelt write. I'd like to refer you to Deb Guzzi's "High Bred-Reality". Life on this journey is never going to be what it should, but there will come a new day, I believe. Congratulations on being featured this week on soup. God bless. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Cathy

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 9:38:00 AM
    Congrats on your poem being featured this week. Yes, you have captured the torment that lives inside. I know we all have felt at times that we have died inside. Excellent . Phyl