'cause, I am a survivor

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I have spent my entire life searching for answers
for questions that have no answers it seems
like, where is my place
in this existence (I have been on a journey with no destination)
I think my compass needs an adjustment
so I can at last find my true north

the places I have been are like cities on a map
some nice and some just awful
and in my head are monsters (just lurking and waiting)
for when I am off guard to creep
inside my thoughts with painful memories from the past
like, my uncle molesting me at nine (hashtagmetoo)-

or my dead cat limp in my arms (oh go away)
back to the darkest realms of my mind
(oh even the death of each beloved in technicolor
and detail)  I am just a hopeless traveler out of control
seeking those peaceful meadows of life
and each day I battle shadows

from my past (my days spent on a wobbly bridge)
as I try to cross the deep swamp of life . . . 
each day, I am a warrior seeking my true north
ready to battle any creature from my past 
all the goblins hiding but by now I am a warrior trained
and I will and I can . . .'cause I am a survivor

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January 10, 2018


Written for the contest, Speak Your Truth
sponsor, Madison Demetros

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Date: 1/11/2018 9:56:00 AM
Well spoken!
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Date: 1/11/2018 11:21:00 AM
Thank you Richard !
Date: 1/10/2018 5:04:00 PM
Yes you are a survivor and warrior! Love the strength in your poem! Excellent :)
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Date: 1/11/2018 11:22:00 AM
Heidi, thank you for your excellent comment !