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One More Day

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One More Day

Another new day has begun
and I've been given one more day
to feel the pain I always feel
from knowing that I don't belong
and that I should have never been

Another chance to mourn my dreams
as I watch them laid to rest
and wait for death to come and trade
this earthly hell for one that's earned
with the sins that are my own

Yet one more day that I may cry
though countless tears I've cried before
again examining the faults
that I regretfully possess
within this useless bag of flesh

Another day for me to swim
in the pool of my self hate
though I've been hated all my life
no one could ever hate me more
than I already hate myself

I've gained more time so I can think
about that which is wrong with me
and everything thing I cannot change
for I have tried and always fail
to change what is just meant to be

Then again it's one more day
that brings me closer to the end
of my pain and worthlessness
when I'll no longer have to face
the darkness that consumes my mind


Inspired by Sami Al-Khaliti's  The Cynical Heart contest

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  1. Date: 10/5/2009 12:03:00 AM
    Robin thanks for your welcome comments today.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/12/2009 7:59:00 PM
    I feel this way so often. As a matter of fact I feel this way now. Very good piece Robin...keep up the good work

  1. Date: 4/4/2009 9:26:00 AM
    Thank you for your kind words today Robin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 4/1/2009 8:36:00 AM
    Yike!!!! great verse BUT get your head out of that foolish place. Ma's nagging! It's all lies and you know who the Lord of Lies is..uh huh!

  1. Date: 3/31/2009 7:21:00 AM
    Dear Robin, Oh this is not YOU I didn't see this was a POEM for Sami's contest In that regard it is a winner I can't believe the line "though I've been hated all my life" I'm sure this is a fabrication YOUR Heart is to pure Excellent Write for "The Cynical Heart Contest" but not the real YOU as I see YOU ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 11:02:00 AM
    ....so don't 'ever' forget that, nor doubt it dear!~"Hello Precious, Gifted & Beautiful Robin!!!"~I hope Your day is going wonderfully for You dear!? And, I just wanted to stop by to let "You" know that You are 'always' within my heart & thoughts, with warmth & love! Always, "To 'You & Yours,' Forever, John!!!"~"Have A Glorious Day Dear Robin!!!":):) Bye~

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 10:55:00 AM
    Hmm, must have been one of those sometimes melancholy days reflected upon for this well wriiten write for the contest here!? Although, "You" are soo much more important and beautiful, then you wrongfully depict yourself to be within this amissful portrayal of whom "You" truly are!!!:):)....cont....

  1. Date: 3/30/2009 3:43:00 AM
    We come to this effortlessly - and what difference does our voice make? And still your voice inspire me. Love and blessings from above

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 10:51:00 AM
    It is so difficult with wake with depression and live life with depression, but we have to make the most of our selves and believe in ourselves even when the world seems to be against us. I know the darkness and have overcome...life is good! Keep writing! You rock Robin! ~Trudy~

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 9:17:00 AM
    i hoped deeply that this was not you. then i saw; the cynical heart contest? then i thought poverty porn. there are too many people that have this poem for real in their lives. that real do wake everyday with that pain and every along with every thing else you mentioned. pray for the poor. John H. Loving III

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 2:24:00 AM
    A talented write Robin .Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 3/28/2009 2:18:00 AM
    'Cynical' indeed! It feels good to let these emotions out sometimes... well crafted and rendered! Blessings and hugs, Keith

  1. Date: 3/27/2009 6:25:00 PM
    My heart went out to you on this write. I know where you're coming from, I've been there. I hope things are looking better for you these days. ....Love and hugs..Belinda

  1. Date: 3/27/2009 12:32:00 PM
    "Another chance to mourn my dreams" powerful line. Best of luck in the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 3/27/2009 1:06:00 AM
    Best wishes with this one Robin.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 11:49:00 PM
    Glad to know that all is well at the Palace , QR and that this belongs to a previous reign . Best of luck in the contest .....

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 10:17:00 PM
    your angst is heart wrenching! an end to the pain in an end to this life.. i would agree on that, though a want to end this life... well life haS TO GO ON and pain is something just part of it... i know how that feels! and yes thank goodness.. you are well! take care, Robin ~ Arany

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 8:06:00 PM
    I just wanted to say thank you all for your kind words. Although I just wrote this it came out of something I wrote lasy summer when I was having a particuarly tough time with my depression and I am not that depressed now, thank goodness! :) Love, Robin

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 7:37:00 PM
    Robin, this breaks my heart..I pray that you will find a way out of the darkness..You are not a failure..you write beautiful poetry and it must come from a beautfiul heart. My prayers are with you. BG

  1. Date: 3/26/2009 7:14:00 PM
    This is a heart wrenching poem if you wrote it for a contest you should have no problem winning or at least coming in second. God loves you. Ron

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