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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

January 10, 2018

Poetry/Narrative/'cause I'm a survivor
Copyright Protected, ID 18-9815-65
All Rights Reserved.  Written Under Pseudonym.

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

Fifth Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 2/1/2018 9:05:00 AM
Congratulation Constance. Way to go!
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Date: 1/25/2018 9:05:00 PM
Congratulations Broken Wings, on your win. A survivor you are with great strength.. Great write ..Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 1/25/2018 12:22:00 PM
What powerful imagery - I love the transformation of a survivor to a warrior!! How inspiring and empowering. Awesome. Thank you so much for sharing, WW.
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Date: 1/24/2018 10:14:00 AM
WOW, I just love this Broken Wings, you are a powerful and one of the most influenced poet, I've ever met. Congratulations. Luv LINDA
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Date: 1/24/2018 9:44:00 AM
Yes, Constance, you are a very heroic survivor. Never let anyone tell you otherwise! Congratulations on your win in Madison's contest. Love and hugs, Catie :)
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Date: 1/24/2018 7:20:00 AM
you are a survivor sweet Broken Wings... that's one of the reasons I adore you so much! congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 1/23/2018 11:29:00 PM
Such a positive encouraging message amidst sad devastating life altering events! A strong and amazing survivor you most certainly are! I hope you find peace and happiness wherever your compass may take you! Hugs and best wishes! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 1/20/2018 2:38:00 PM
you are indeed a strong person, my friend, and, yes, a survivor
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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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Dear Heart
Date: 1/11/2018 11:22:00 AM
Heidi, thank you for your excellent comment !