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My Song

~Not Like Me~ 

When you were first put into my arms, 
I begged God, to make you nothing like me 
For my sins, ask for no transformation 
This is my song, my meditation 

Look at my face 
Where has it gone, 
You no longer desire to be part of my song 

Look at my life, 
The toll hasn't been paid 
I'm the one suffering every day 

The vengeance of eternal flames, 
   sit near the empty hearth 
Burning my needs to hold you once more, 
I need you more than you'll ever know 

Now, Look at me, at the age of 73 
I have nowhere to go 
Everyone I know awaits in a place of gold 
Unlike you, you're too busy, proud and bold 
------ A different song!!! 

I sing a song, that accentuate's the mind, 
I have no one to blame, I neglected all the signs 
Hoping the rain would slowly die off 

Today here I lay, wondering where I went wrong 
I implored God, to cause you nothing like me 
I have a heart that forgives, and tries to forget 
I kneel, and I give, and I treat others with respect 
My compassion, I measured in the poorest way 

I judged my life worse than the others did 
Why did I ask ---- Not Like Me! 
For my sins, ask for no translation 
This is my song, my speculation 

The dreaded conclusion of this song, 
All I can say, "Be careful what you ask for." 
In the end, all I can say, I got what I asked for 
Someone, who's Not Like Me...................... 

By: PD

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 5/1/2016 1:14:00 PM
wow! you're really good..
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Date: 9/16/2015 9:48:00 PM
Dear Linda I've sadly been here with my daughter Ashlevy, it was years ago but we went through a really bad patch, it cost me seeing my oldest grand-girls birth with me not being aloud to be there, I can't say how badly even now how badly that hurts me, but I had to move on and enjoy the time me and my daughter have left, now we are good friends not just mother and daughter, I'm glad things have worked out for you and your daughter also, I'm proud of you and her both, love ya cheri
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Date: 7/30/2015 1:48:00 AM
Hello P D, a very soul=searching one from your thoughts here, I sometimes wonder if its all academic after all, through life we will encounter so many effects from others directly or otherwise, I guess that's why the formative years are so worthy of care, as that is the time that is less open to casual influx of peoples action, good visiting today Joe..'
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Date: 5/19/2015 12:41:00 AM
If I could dig deep enough and write as creatively, an occasional masterpiece would spring from my pen...... great writing, sweetheart!! ...... Jake
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Date: 4/28/2015 5:30:00 AM
amazing writing, i really loved this one. keep it u
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Date: 4/25/2015 9:01:00 PM
Deep thoughts and fasinating poem
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Date: 4/9/2015 10:33:00 PM
Hey, lady, how are you doing? Just came by here to say hello.
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Date: 4/8/2015 2:02:00 PM
I love your poetry just in the dim of candles when it's just me and the shadows that dance in the flicker of the light late at night.
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Date: 2/22/2015 9:56:00 PM
This is what the song "Cat's in the Cradle" which it could have been if it had enough time and space to work with. Very angst-riddled but thank you for digging deep (and dragging us along with you to feel this), great write.
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Date: 2/21/2015 11:28:00 PM
Oh dear misery. How often I've stepped into your shoes... Well written, heartbreaking and honest. A sadness on an unforgiving road so many have to travel... Good work...
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Date: 1/14/2015 9:37:00 PM
Great pen, well expressed ... I do ask the same of God but your poem sure made me think otherwise...
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Date: 1/12/2015 6:54:00 AM
A deep emotional reflection ...great write Linda....
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Date: 11/9/2014 7:59:00 PM
Wow, one can get buried pretty quick on your posts. Another great write.
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Date: 11/2/2014 10:40:00 AM
Hello my dearest sis, Linda! How are you? Belated happy Halloween to you and your loved ones dearest best friend forever of mine. I've missed/overlooked this superb heartfelt song of yours. It's another exceptional write again (from my all time fave poet) which moves the readers in every angle. I can feel all the deep emotions here my beloved friend. Hope everything is well now. No more setbacks. Missing you! Tcare always! love lots4ever,sis-bffLeonora
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Date: 10/30/2014 9:28:00 AM
One can see & feel the many layers of pains, which you have weaved with the craftsmanship of your skilled pen in this otherwise sad but beautiful excellent Poem dear friend. Life is a wonderful journey where the shades of joy & happiness come only casually after facing lots of pains sorrows. It is always up to you whether to remember and keep remembering the moments of happiness or the long painful journey of sorrows and miseries. Your Song is definitely a great creation.L&WBA Ravindra K Kapoor
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Date: 10/30/2014 5:12:00 AM
there will always be those that will say endure it for your children or family or friends but I am telling you to endure it for self. you cant take care of ezielle if you don't take care of yourself first. always yours now and forever Nathan Dilts
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Date: 10/30/2014 5:10:00 AM
for it is how we endure pain in the most troubling of times that truly is pain that allows everything to grow. I am sure you are lost in a sea of so much pain confusion doubt remorse regret living over and over with the constant "what if" game that many play out. but I have faith in who you are. I know your heart and if you endure you will come out ahead. nothing will ever be right but the truth is nothing was ever right to begin with.
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Date: 10/30/2014 5:06:00 AM
this morning I delved once more into the darkest places. evil is so intoxicating and fills me a sense of power on control. so many dots and connections I could easily do whatever I wanted to anyone. but power is the abuse of ones responsibility and control no matter how firm it feels is an illusion. it is never my heart that brings me back to myself it is cold hard logic. it is the duty of all to endure. to accept the pain as a not only a part of yourself but as a part of your better self.
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Date: 10/27/2014 12:58:00 AM
It can be true. we need to be careful for what we ask from our Lord...There have been times I asked for something that was not in God's plan but He is always so, gracious to turn it around for our good and His glory...God softens the blow...This I have found to be true in my own life...A great write, one with depth and earnestness...Thank you, for sharing...Love...
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Date: 10/19/2014 3:34:00 PM
Beautiful creation with the teenage rhythm...I love the song...Best wishes to you....
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Date: 10/18/2014 4:52:00 PM
God never envisaged humans as infallible beings PD, for He already has angels. The legacy of humans is that they are fallible yet strong in will to seek the light and make amends when needed! We must walk the wilderness alone and learn our own lessons:) Amazing write with a powerful message..
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Date: 10/12/2014 7:26:00 AM
Amazing gem to read this morning. There's a lot of pain laced in between these words. A fantastic sufferer you are. I admire your poetry because it is raw, adventurous, and full of mystery. I would like to know the secret context of this poem. A lot of this seems like personal experience, though, I do feel this is written partly, if not wholly about someone else you see who suffers greatly, who has influenced you significantly. I don't know your life, so correct me if I'm wrong. hehe. Always, LB
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Date: 10/11/2014 5:31:00 PM
Sorry, I just found this one my friend. A wonderful choice for Poem of the Week! Message is deep, flow is smooth and heart is seen so clearly.. A super 10 in my book.
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Date: 10/2/2014 2:52:00 PM
Hi Linda. I'm very humbled by your song. This has been my prayer for my children as well. To have a better life than me. I am very moved by this great work my friend, blessings, Carl
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Date: 9/30/2014 11:36:00 PM
I went through and am well satisfied as we are travellers of the track put forward to us which may be different to each one of us. May be mistakes are here and there even in this paragraph when you read it with your taste. Its quite common. Nothing to worry as it flows from the heart of surgery. Wonderful piece of work. All the very best.
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