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War Within

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War Within

What is life all about?
I hear many different answers
shouting at me.
Drowning in a
sea of confusion,
I try shouting back but my 
voice is lost.
I breathe as if I’m 
a vacuum.
Sucking all the screams up
as if they are dirt
Silence….
I speak.
“Jesus” is all I say.
My voice is finally heard.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2009 10:59:00 AM
    Beautiful reflection of your faith and hope, Shannon. Welcome to PoetrySoup!!

  1. Date: 8/16/2009 12:16:00 PM
    I see your poem make quite an impression. I'm waiting for your next poem. Keep on writing and sharing your thoughts. Mom

  1. Date: 6/19/2009 1:21:00 PM
    Amen! Love this; so simple and true. Another relevent piece, Shannon. Donnatzess

  1. Date: 6/17/2009 8:36:00 AM
    Shannon, what an amazing writer you are. you started out in a sad mood but finished up joyous. You brought a tear to my eye with this. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 9:05:00 AM
    So well constructed and a beautiful ending. Very well done and welcome to the soup. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 6/14/2009 4:02:00 AM
    Hi Shannon - Very well written poem here - I especially loved the conclusion - You do have a wonderful mother who has touched so many of our lives - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 9:25:00 PM
    Had to read this again and again. Love the straight forwardness here... someones a night owl? Enjoy your evening!!

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 12:10:00 PM
    Hi Shannon! Yes, talent most definitely runs in the family! What a joy to have you here! Though I have no doubt you want to be appreciated for your own style, I need to say I sense a similar gift between you and your mom. Extremely inspirational and quite an excellent write. Perfect title with an awesome build up to a beautiful ending. Welcome aboard! (I adore your mom!) Love, Shar

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Looovely! I like it. These lines: "I breathe as if I’m/a vacuum./Sucking all the screams up/as if they are dirt"...are amazing, Shannon! god job! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 9:29:00 AM
    Yeah, this is quite inspirational, I have always seen an inscription” Jesus is the answer” it is made clear in your wonderful piece. You may be surprised that we share the same mum, not you worry! I have her history in my diary, that’s all ( laughs) she is my mum on poetrysoup. It’s wonderful to have you around. Share the love… and keep writing.

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 7:12:00 AM
    Beautiful poetry.... love the end as well, you offer hope by realizing god hears your voice. Welcome to poetry soup as well. Enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 6/13/2009 5:44:00 AM
    aww so sweet, a beautiful write, he always hears us when we call on him God bless you from diane

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 11:37:00 PM
    A beautiful ending to a nicely penned poem. Welcome to Poetry soup. Your mom is a great friend of ours and the soup would not be the same without her. I am sure you will enjoy the time you spend with us, God bless you and your family, for it's a joy to have you here. I look forward to reading your future work...Raul

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 9:29:00 PM
    Wow, where did you come from? This has a lot of clarity and an eery amount of wisdom. I can tell you and Karen share a lot of spiritual themes. Can't imagine why that would be:) Bienvenue a la soup...Yoni

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 6:33:00 PM
    Great write Shannon, a big welcome to the soup>>James

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 6:23:00 PM
    Powerful and thought provoking poem. Love the inspirational ending. Good use of imagery. Welcome to Poetry Soup! What a wonderful surprise to have you with us. Love, Mom

  1. Date: 6/12/2009 6:06:00 PM
    Smile~The shortest and greatest prayer there ever was~"Jesus"~I love Your down to earth straight at you perspective within this wonderful write Shannon O'Leary~Seperating Yourself from the often maze filled world of seculars confusions~And simplifying it into one word, "The Messiah!!!":):)~"Beautiful Write"~"Love & Warmth Always to You & Your Loves, John!!"~"Have A Beautiful Evening!!!":):) Bye ~