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Will to Survive

Tribulations of testing times, when a result of human crimes, bring only melancholic rhymes. You just desire to be understood, when overwhelmed tears begin to flood. Where there is not one soul to call, no one can lift you after your fall. They say home is where the heart resides, but when there's emptiness from what fate provides, you realize what you once took for granted, was in reality, what your spirit wanted. Now there are hollow walls with silent floors, empty baby seats and unopened doors. Winds blowing vacant swings, increasing pain, distant strayed images driving you insane. Muddled mind is in a scattered state of confusion, wondering when there will be an end conclusion. Like being lost in Labyrinth's maze without a key, shouting and screaming, but no one hears your plea. Tired from injustices served from destiny's dish, life becomes a constant monotonous death wish. Yet, you don't have the courage to follow through, because you know their are people relying on you. What choice do you have, but to thrive and strive, because there are daily lessons keeping hope alive. Dreams can be achieved through courage and drive, in trials your inner strength finds that will to survive. Silent One 12 October 2020 An example for the will to survive contest

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Date: 11/10/2020 2:20:00 PM
Well done
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Date: 10/16/2020 8:15:00 PM
"Tired from injustices served from destiny's dish". Nicely put.
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Silent One
Date: 10/17/2020 7:09:00 AM
Thank you..
Date: 10/14/2020 10:31:00 AM
WoW! Silent , you have penned such a excellent example for your contest. If you weren’t the host of the contest theme, this would be a front runner for sure. I have missed your pen my friend. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Silent One
Date: 10/14/2020 12:06:00 PM
Thank you... Glad you liked it
Date: 10/13/2020 4:27:00 PM
I love this poem, Silent One. In so many ways your words, "Like being lost in Labyrinth's maze without a key, shouting and screaming, but no one hears your plea" really touches home. Saved this one to read again! ~Angie
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Silent One
Date: 10/14/2020 8:23:00 AM
Thank you, that was the feeling I was trying to portray..
Date: 10/13/2020 1:56:00 PM
Silent One, the dire circumstances of your empathic poem would make anyone question their strength of will to survive. As you poem so eloquently illustrates, in the end, we all need to have a reason to hope and a reason to live.. hope, along with love for the those who depend on you, is the lifeblood to life. Sadly, some lose both and they are lost too soon. Your compassionate pen spills inspiring ink, my friend. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Silent One
Date: 10/14/2020 8:23:00 AM
Thank you Susan, we all need to find that will, sometimes it is hard, but we all have it inside us..
Date: 10/13/2020 10:39:00 AM
Wow Silent One! I like the rhyme in this, and it really speaks to me and I’m sure to many others who have survived hard times.
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Silent One
Date: 10/14/2020 8:24:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, glad you could relate..
Date: 10/12/2020 11:41:00 PM
It's so hard today, for so many of us oldies, values have changed so much, behaviour patterns so complex, then there is the greed the violence,,and then wonderful poetry like yours, and so many here on soup....
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Silent One
Date: 10/13/2020 6:46:00 AM
That is a lovely compliment and thank you for it.. I always try to write poem which people can relate to..
Date: 10/12/2020 9:41:00 PM
I believe there are very few of us who do not have that will to survive. The fight for life that is worth living. There are some who prefer to have everything handed to them on a platter. They want to be someone's caged pet, but the vast majority of us have that fighting spirit that won't give up. A fine example my friend and an excellent poem as always. God Bless, JB
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Silent One
Date: 10/13/2020 6:48:00 AM
Yes, I agree, because we all need it.. Sadly, there are still some, who do not have one strong enough and we lose them too early....
Date: 10/12/2020 5:41:00 PM
We all have in us the will to survive its an inward compulsion to keep going no matter how much pain we feel inside. Great example Silent One, thank you
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Silent One
Date: 10/13/2020 6:49:00 AM
Always... Thank you Pixie..
Date: 10/12/2020 3:25:00 PM
Although loneliness is sometimes very difficult, this poem is so inspiring, describing the resilience and courage needed to keep on striving, despite the challenges that destiny brings our way.
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Silent One
Date: 10/13/2020 6:49:00 AM
thank you for the kind words..
Date: 10/12/2020 2:06:00 PM
"In trials, your inner strength finds that will to survive" So true. Emotions tug at your heart and your talented pen finds them, simply allowing them to fall upon the page. I am sure many can relate to these words. This is sad and tender, all at the same time. ~ Brandy
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 2:08:00 PM
Thank you... I guess it's the empathy I feel for others...
Date: 10/12/2020 1:41:00 PM
- I think many feel as you describe, S.O. ... A great example for your contest :) - Here things go almost as normal ... we are careful ... but life must go on :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 1:43:00 PM
Thank you... Many have read this thinking it's about Covid, which is very interesting...
Date: 10/12/2020 12:57:00 PM
I mean, I think ahead to the future, and I don't think I want a part in it.
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 1:14:00 PM
It always seems a lot worse than what it is...I hope it gets easier for you..
Date: 10/12/2020 12:56:00 PM
thanks for the example, Silent One. I really need to try this one though at times I am wondering why I am making such a big deal out of surviving nowadays!!
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 1:13:00 PM
We should never lose hope because there are ways people who need and want us...
Date: 10/12/2020 11:54:00 AM
Your last two lines can stand on their own... a survival write
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 12:34:00 PM
Thanks
Date: 10/12/2020 11:40:00 AM
Hi Silent One, Can relate , will to survive and pick up the pieces. Tomorrow another day, hopefully a good one. Excellent write.
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 12:35:00 PM
We should never lose the hope... Thank you
Date: 10/12/2020 11:33:00 AM
We are living in dark times, your last stanza mentions Hope, we must never give up hope because in the end there's always a way out a light at the tunnels end. Tom
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 12:35:00 PM
Indeed we are... But we should keep the hope... Thank you Tom
Date: 10/12/2020 11:31:00 AM
Excellent, vividly descriptive poem about severe trials, biting loneliness, and wondering when change will come, S.O. Janice
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 12:44:00 PM
Thank you.. Everyday there is s lesson, each with a message...
Date: 10/12/2020 10:24:00 AM
This is a poem a relate to. I feel I am at a crossroad and must find that will to survive. ~~
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 12:43:00 PM
I'm sorry you feel like that... I hope you find that will and keep it close...
Date: 10/12/2020 9:51:00 AM
Silent One, this is beautifully written! I just feel sorry for anyone else who lives alone during a pandemic. It's been hard to find that "will to survive" lately. Your reference to being lost in a labyrinth's maze sounds like some of the nightmares I've had. It's only the desire to see family again (nearly a year absent) that keeps me going. Your poem is a fave for me!! Hugs, Carolyn
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 12:36:00 PM
I'm sorry for what you are going through and I hope it gets better for you... Thank you..
Date: 10/12/2020 8:50:00 AM
I love this poem. So true! A FAV for me. :)
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 12:36:00 PM
Thank you... Glad you liked it
Date: 10/12/2020 6:13:00 AM
Thank you for the example, SO. Life is a test of endurance as you so well illustrate in this poem.
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 8:33:00 AM
Indeed it is, thank you Vijay..
Date: 10/12/2020 5:07:00 AM
This is a exceptional write and example. I'm actually bipolar and, due to my illness, can relate to the poems that share a bit of the upheaval and angst found in living.. Thankfully, medicine has me stable and I can function well, but bipolar disorder is a difficult place to be some days. Love your write my friend.. You're always such a kind and comforting blessing to me and to read. God bless you always, Love, Gina
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Silent One
Date: 10/12/2020 8:35:00 AM
You always say the most sweetest and kindest things. I believe poetry should be used to express not only how we feel, but also how others may feel.. Being bipolar is a difficult conditions and one that many do not understand.. Thank you for all your support.