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A Life Without My Dream

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A Life Without My Dream

Been doing some contemplative thinking and maybe some are right,
Love is a dream that may just be beyond my reach no longer worth the fight.

God has a plan for each of us and maybe my ideals of love are not a viable option for me,
It could be His will to just exist in a life devoid of the love between a man and woman, destiny.

Pondering a life alone is not a very great existence to look forward to but I'd survive all on 
my own, without anyone by my side,
Would just live each day and have my animals for company and my poetry, and God but 
that's a given... loving feelings I would hide.

I would love myself as I have done for so many years, I have been my best friend for so 
many long roads and trails of tears,
God would be by my side to help me assuage my demons and calm me and the onslaught of 
demons and constant fears.

Quite honestly I would probably decide to just live out the remainder of my days in the 
mountains somewhere, the wildlife my new family,
Being alone does not really frighten me as I have felt alone all of my life- felt as a burden- a 
problem to be gotten rid of see.

My thoughts have been my true friend, my heart and soul the essence of who I am,
If alone I shall forever remain than so be it- to hell with love and any man.

So many people think that a woman can't survive without someone in their life to be with, to 
feel protected, cherished and love,
Remember for me those concepts were just a dream- a fantasy- but not the definition of me 
as a woman, God'll help me from above.

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  1. Date: 4/5/2010 9:05:00 PM
    wow, you really bared your soul with this one, dear. I feel for you. Sometimes I see people alone and almost envy them becuase there is much I would do if I were on my own, And then I think, well, I have many advantages being married too. Even if he is half crazy sometimes, he is still company! I am a loner too (believe it or not) and I love being with myself! that is why I really relate to this one. LUv ya and I hope what you really want and need comes true for you. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 12:05:00 PM
    God helps us through all life's challenges. Blessings to you for sharing this faith message with us. Nice use of rhyme to share your thoughts. Thank you for your kind comment. Keep on writing!!!! Karen

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 11:30:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today Mary. Please continue to write and share with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 7:55:00 AM
    Mary, I often feel the same way. Relationships are tough to tackle and some of us may fare better on our own. You wrote of your sadness in a very moving way and I hope you find whatever God has intended to bring your happiness in this life. Sometimes, having a "true friend" can be a great blessing. I was deeply touched by your poem. Love, Carolyn