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Pickled

So tired of livin'
So tired of givin'
Of fighting angels and demons,
Of common sense and reasons.
Takin' a toll
Lost heart and soul.
No turnin' back now,
To tell the truth, don't know how.
Searchin' the dark,
For just a spark.

One speck of hope,
To outwit the hangman's rope.
But alas this poor heart keeps beatin'
no chance at retreatin'

A coward's way out,
Suicide leaves little doubt.
Can't seem to win either way.
Pickled in a jar ready to fillet.

On display for all to see,
Love, took a part of me.
Can't possibly die,
Its the Formaldehyde.

Keeps it fresh toxic green.
Pinned to a sleeve easily seen.
Though the body departs,
Love preserved in a jar of hearts.

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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 2:05:00 PM
    Giving up is the sour side of life....hopelessness is the toxic juice in the pickle jar....to use your own metaphors........there is also tastier morsels to try. Deeply introspective poem, Lisa! ps......many thanks for my placement in your Moon challenge...enjoyed it very much. :) Thank you.......Have some pastrami with your pickle, and enjoy some indulgence!!

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:52:00 PM
    Lisa, enjoyed.... deep...pd

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:49:00 PM
    it's the thing we all dread. bordom.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 12:47:00 PM
    Sweet Angel The struggle is easier if you live in the moment . Pay bills ,work etc, but keep your thoughts on caring and loving everyone you meet. It is a trip to see people react. In this moment I will be happy and I will love you . Iam doing something to make this world better. Try it it's fun!

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 1:39:00 PM
    I can really feel the weariness in this and sadness too. stellar ending!