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And I Must

My wrenching mind forever caught in pain.
Life bound within the heartaches, which there passed.
As hope became an endless glory, lost,
My dreams soon met their nightmares until dawn.
Misery grew watered by endless floods.
As tears began their cycle once again,
My soul dropped down into a dark despair.
Then, suicide became a dream of choice.
Imaginary hopes of pain relieved
Obsessed my every thought of living free.
Transposed!
Reality was lost within my hurt.
And memories repressed my daily thoughts.
Stagnantly, I cried to God above.
Immobilized, unable to move forth.
Oh, tragedy of love’s unwanted touch.
Wherein is the glory, purity?
Wherein is the mercy, fears relieved?
Wherein is the hope, oh happy life?
Remaining?
And I must!

© February 24, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soup Member Contest: Touched Free Poetry Contest
Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 10:22:00 AM
    And i've been touched sweet dany,Congrat.on your deserved win dearest-Charma

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 4:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Debbie Guzzi's "Touched" contest Dane Ann. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 12:50:00 PM
    congrats Dane Ann on an excellent win for this truly touching write luv..

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 7:10:00 PM
    A deep and touching write, Dane Ann congrats. on your winning poetry, love,vie

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 2/26/2012 12:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Vie, for taking time to read and comment...always! You bring me delight when you let me know you have visited. You bless my life .
  1. Date: 2/25/2012 6:56:00 PM
    Sometimes to feel is just too much to ask, I read this and I worry for you. YOU are NOT responsible for everyones happiness. Rest heal..Congrad's on your win Light & Love

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 2/26/2012 12:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No need to worry...I don't think! LOL Thank you, Debbie, for choosing me to be a winner in your contest. Big Smiles.
  1. Date: 2/24/2012 6:19:00 AM
    Fabulous, you have articulated the emotions very well, very powerful poem, enjoyed the read.

    Smith-Johnsen Avatar Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
    Date: 2/26/2012 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nick, for reading and commenting with such complimentary words. It is an emotional poem and I was hoping that I pulled it off. Thanks for letting me know. Big Smiles.