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Moving On

When I confront my loneliness
And look it in the eye
My independence seems like
Such a waste of time

My joys and my sorrows
Are shared by only me
And I question the purpose 
Of my struggle to be free

I'm not sure I've defined
The web that's been protecting me
There's just something about
All those fears that are affecting me

Now here I stand
The cold wind around me
Stripped to my soul
No walls to surround me

Thrown caution to the wind? 
No, not really, not quite 
Still gathering courage
As well I might

To risk and be vulnerable 
To whatever's waiting to start
To allow hope once again
To rest gently in my heart


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  1. Date: 11/13/2010 7:17:00 PM
    Touching verse! So true! I commend you on your bravery, its hard to keep putting yourself out there. We all empathize with this, you have given us a brilliant write. GREAT

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 2:12:00 PM
    we share this feeling right about now. be careful with your heart.john

  1. Date: 10/23/2010 8:55:00 PM
    We never know where life will lead us. Great lines, cheers suresh

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 6:52:00 PM
    A great self reflection, LInda. I hope you succeeded in what you wanted to do! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/18/2010 1:52:00 AM
    Sometimes being alone is good for introspection, but its always amazing to embrace something new.. I enjoyed your write this morning Linda ~ Wima

  1. Date: 8/14/2010 6:38:00 PM
    What's happening good Linda ?

  1. Date: 7/28/2010 4:00:00 PM
    Very well done Linda! Okay cool. I see the openings now. This is awesome poetry in my opinion there Lady Linda! As Dr ram said "life is such" but you have expounded your living it oh so well.This one will go into my favs. I love esp. the last 2 lines which ,to me, is the essence of this poem and life. congrats. by the way thanks for the advice. I did as you suggested .Great. Thanks again.

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 6:35:00 AM
    enjoyed reading your works today! Great write!

  1. Date: 7/27/2010 3:22:00 AM
    Life is such. Enjoyed the write