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no surrender

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no surrender

Ive danced with the devil a thousand times,
disowned my family and commited crimes,
lost relationships and lived on the street,
and still i would not accept defeat.

Ive created so many different personalitys,
adapted my life to so many reality's,
Ive fort,lied,stole and blagged,
picked butts off the floor when ive had no fags,
and still i would not accept defeat.

Ive trusted and lost,lost and trusted,
been in a house when its been busted,
begged money in the street from total strangers,
put myself in life into all sorts of dangers,
and still i would not accept defeat.

pretended to be someone im not,
taken drugs and lost the plot,
anything in life, just to fit in,
lived a life of every day sin,
and still i would not accept defeat.

ive pushed anyone who cared away,
women who loved me i would play,
selfish,malipuative,unpreadictable and devious,
self pitying,scared,depressed and mischevious,
and still i would not accept defeat.

A driven desire in search of happiness,
self sabotaged,lazy,scandalous, and shabbyness,
drank every drink there is to drink,
depths of despair i had to sink
and still i would not accept defeat.

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  1. Date: 11/4/2011 9:43:00 AM
    a survivor's story...resilient. I love this...it speaks to my heart in many ways...it's things like this that we have went through that brings out the best in our writings...another great one! ~ Shauna

  1. Date: 10/29/2011 3:50:00 AM
    I mean this with utmost respect. But I could have written this one to the letter! AMAZING! Very little poetry impresses me! This is my favorite on the soup today! 7 rate as well! DAMN!

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  1. Date: 10/28/2011 6:23:00 AM
    Thank you so much for sharing your love of poetry with us Dean. I hope that you find continued inspiration that you may write and share your poetry for many years to come. Wishing you an amazing weekend. Love, Carol

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    Date: 10/28/2011 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks for your kind words carol,they mean more than youll think. i will allways continue my writing as otherwise it burns inside. many thanks again and a great week end to you too x dean x
  1. Date: 10/27/2011 10:55:00 AM
    It sounds like youve had it bad but I hope you are n the turn now, you seem to b able to get it out of your system now in this creative way well done stick with the peoms.x

  1. Date: 10/27/2011 5:52:00 AM
    Been there, been there, been there. Great write. Powerful and compelling. I have heard that happiness comes from within. I'm still looking for it.