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Left Ahead

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Left Ahead

Oh, to have a charmed life,
it is misery to lead a
life of heartache.

Why not me, but then
again, why not?

Is my plight any greater or
less than another's?

Haven't we all some pain.

Whether it be illness or loss, that
is another's pain,
how can it be that
mine seems so profound--
so deep, no
non-reversible.

It should have been
obvious
that he did not care.
How could I have not seen it.

Youth can be so cruel in 
middle age.

To leave me ahead while
always behind--I was 
unseeing about what he
was doing.

How to undo this now.

What have I let go of myself 
for this controlling man.

Almost all of myself
except this--my knowledge of life's better ways.

How can I allow
such abuse to affect me.  How can I let it win.
I want the other side so badly.  It is hard to see others
with it--why not me.

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  1. Date: 11/13/2010 1:00:00 PM
    Congratulations on your work going on into the second round..Sara

  1. Date: 11/12/2010 12:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Loretta. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/10/2010 2:34:00 PM
    So so strong this write, it makes me want to wrap my arms around you and comfort you ! Congratulations on your feature ! much love, james

  1. Date: 11/9/2010 10:09:00 AM
    Dear Loretta, Heartiest congratulations on your poem winning the semi-final. This is well deserved. Your views are touching. Best wishes for the final -Mohammad

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 10:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week Loretta. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/17/2010 6:03:00 PM
    You have a mind filled with knowledge. keep on with your narritive poetry. PLEASE!! and thank you for your kind comments. -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 10/21/2009 6:30:00 PM
    Wisdom speaks in this write. Yes why not you, with a little happness. Sincerely, Love Moses. Welcome to soup, by the way.

  1. Date: 10/4/2009 1:18:00 PM
    Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patty

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 1:14:00 PM
    very moving poem.

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 1:22:00 PM
    Just wanted to drop by and add--Congratulations on making it through the first round in the contest. Good luck in the finals! Karen

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 6:17:00 AM
    Dear Loretta, Best wishes through to the next round. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 3:29:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Loretta. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 8:26:00 AM
    Congrats on your featured write. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 7/11/2009 4:37:00 AM
    Hey, this is an heartrending, thought-provoking piece, I love your theme, thrust & tone.What a wonderful piece. You are such a great poet. Please keep writing & congratulations on your excelent piece being featured dis week. Great you Loretta

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 9:26:00 AM
    Loretta, Congatulations on being feature this week! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 2:26:00 AM
    Poignant and sad ... congrates on your feature this week it is much deserved Love Jayne x x

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 12:10:00 AM
    Loretta, congrats on your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 2:51:00 PM
    The sad reality of abuse. Thought provoking poem. Congratulations on being featured this week. I wish you ongoing success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 11:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem>>James

  1. Date: 7/6/2009 6:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week. May you have many more Loretta. Love, Carol

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