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The Truth

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The Truth

I don't know how I should begin the truth about this pain within. It stings to breathe; it smarts to grin. This wretched fight I cannot win. It burns to laugh; it aches to weep. The only painless thing is sleep. So sleep I will, long as I can, and when I awake I'll bleed again. And on, and on, until I find a way to sleep most all the time. One-third my years is not enough to slake the ache that makes life tough. So each daybreak, with groan and sigh, I rise to find night has passed by. The beast of ages lies under my bed, stretching his claws and rearing his head. He's balefully scheming and plotting away the damage he'll do with each passing day. So helpless and hopeless I write this to tell you don't have to die to experience hell.

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 11:07:00 AM
    The best way to forget is to stay away of these things ...by time only pieces remains , I am a Muslim so I pry to Allah to help get through things like that , and it seems to me very working ...Great description...Regards,

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 2:20:00 PM
    this write is so straight from the heart,it almost hurts to read it..,hell can be closer then we like to think it is,Hugs Arild

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    Date: 12/3/2011 3:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    it hurt to write it, so if the emotion is conveyed to the reader i've done my job. Thank you.
  1. Date: 11/28/2011 1:24:00 PM
    love it...

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 5:25:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you this morning Nicole. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. Read and comment on their's and they will return in kind. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love and blessing always, Carol