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Skeletons in My Closet

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Skeletons in My Closet

I have had a very haunted life
I was once happily married
But on our honeymoon, I lost my wife
To an illness she never told me she had

I then after her funeral, denounced love
I even started drinking again
I sometimes prayed to whomever up above
To help rid me of the constant pain

That I was feeling every day
People thought I was some kind of fiend
All because whenever they walked by me
I smelled like alcohol or morphine

I have kicked the bad habits
But there is one thing that always will remain
My denouncement of love is still in effect
And I am certain that I will always feel pain

It seems that I will always suffer
For as long as I shall live
There will always be skeletons in my closet
No matter how much I try to take or give

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  1. Date: 10/7/2012 2:34:00 PM
    Again .. amazing,.. you are a person who has been through so much.. and obviously stronger because of your experiences.. i feel honored to have read about them here !

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 9:23:00 PM
    James, I hope this is not real...about losing your wife! I don't know about skeletons.. Your lucky that's all you got...I got a few demons in mine... Don't worry, most of them are full of light...good night...pd

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 3:04:00 PM
    Very nice and a tear jerker to say the least. Wow!! Good writing techniques and if it was you that went through this, may peace be with you and God bless your fragile heart.