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given up

I am giving up 
I am giving up slowly 
This may be the death of me 
Just have to get out of here
I need to escape 
I been housing all these scars and insecurities 
The walls are closing in on me 
All the pictures and the windows and walls are closing in on me
I don’t know what to do
All alone don’t know how long I can hold on
Just sitting on the ledge waiting for the next move to make
one little step and life can be lost 
stand up take a step and now im gone.

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  1. Date: 5/6/2012 8:05:00 PM
    Such deep torment Diann...you expressed them very well here! nice smooth flow...I'm so glad you have joined the soup! :) big hugs, love deb

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 8:12:00 AM
    welcome to the soup..............Wonderful work and congrats on feature....Patrick

  1. Date: 4/29/2012 8:57:00 PM
    Congrats on your weekly feature! Strong words...

  1. Date: 4/18/2012 1:38:00 PM
    Welcome to P-Soup diann. - Like your writhing....well done. Love from Anne-Lise