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A Life

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A Life

The hardest step is the first step,
They say.  I think it’s true.  No,
I know it’s true.  I took it today.
Maybe now, I can have a life.

The hardest step is the first step,
They say.  But unless I put my
Foot down, I’ll never know if
Maybe now, I can have a life.

A life without careless words and careful comfort.
A life without loving insults and calm threats.
A life without soft, choking blankets of security.
A life without fear and manipulation.

The hardest step is the first step,
They say.  I took it today, holding
A black, ink-filled pen, signing
The first step of my tomorrow.

Maybe now, I can have a life.

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  1. Date: 5/11/2012 10:41:00 AM
    you are awesome'

  1. Date: 5/10/2012 4:53:00 PM
    This sent shivers down my spine, you so clearly define the first moment there of, like a moment frozen in timeless space, enjoyed your poem Deb, and it was a pleasure finding your comments on my poems today hugs vie