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Another Yesterday
by kimberly j gray

Monday, June 04, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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 another yesterday


i no longer have to defend my choices

the choice now is to embrace the voices


it must be pure with no intent

this gift, that with age does present


living and dreaming the insane

in a choice i live, now by name


it keeps me, far from dry

in wonder, helps me to try


i am i, i am me. digressed

obsessed and abscessed

i am i, i am me, full with hep c

what i give, is what i'll be


mid life, aged, now i sit here struggling still lost

disease has stolen my world at the highest cost


however, i am still here, close, even near

not truly free, but facing forward in my fear


best intentions in the end will not live to remember

impressions, stories, and glory live to one’s surrender


this is my habit, my struggle, i am all of me

infected with no refuge, and i still just can not see


all the while, did all i could try and fell apart

only to continue and stop then return again to start


death lives between starting and the needing to stop

each needle numbs and kills my continual unhealthy thought


robs warmth from my thinking and hope from myself

controls my every moment, powerful just by itself


here i am, chosen as one of those dope heads and have lit

very sick, yet not validated to have been born an addict






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Reviewed by Asa Seeley 6/5/2012
thank you for sharing...

Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/4/2012
A very revealing write.

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/4/2012
keep going day by day you will win.
Reviewed by William Huff 6/4/2012
racing in rearview mirrors

love has spun me 'round

bent on special moments

winged and left the ground

escape no more I'm bound

true love the only answer

in you and life I've found....

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