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Once In A While.......
by Erica Ivory
Saturday, March 15, 2003

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Just a thought..

Once in a while
I wish
I was someone else..
Someone outside
this misery..
I want so much
to communicate..
But words fail me..
I want so much
to reach out..
But my arms are
frozen to my side..
I hide in myself..
Then I get lonely..
But I cannot reach out..
I back away..
behind my wall
built long ago..
Built by tiny hands
But stronger than you know..
I know it is bad..
but this is MY way.
The ONLY way.
Once in a while..
I have to hide..
To survive..
I know this
makes people wonder..
They wonder if..
I am all right.
They wonder if ..
I am still alive.
Wonder if ..
they did something.
Said something wrong.
Once in a while
I pretend ..
I am gone.
I get afraid..
Afraid of friends..
Afraid of love..
Afraid of life..
Afraid of myself..
Once in a while..
My mind touches my heart..
Takes me to the darkest
basement of my soul..
Makes me face memories
I try to let go..
Then I hear my heart..
A percussion symphony
beating wildly..
My thoughts..
are drowned out
by this enormous sound..
My heart
The ultimate instrument..
Echoing down..
To places..
No one..
Has ever found..
I want to let go..
Oh God..
I don't know how..
To stop this feeling..
Of Once in a while.

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Reviewed by jude forese 3/15/2003
follow the elevator of your heart and you'll surely move above the basement of your fears...
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 3/15/2003
Wonderful write.
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 3/15/2003
Very nice!
Reviewed by the phantom pheonix (Reader) 3/15/2003
I too well know what this poem is like since this is my disorder also well penned you have described waht i go through to nice job
Reviewed by Linda Hill 3/15/2003
This is exceptional and
gets your feelings out in
the open. I have lived with
depression for many years. It's
not a good place to be. You have
penned this well.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 3/15/2003
You have expressed this sentiment well and there is no doubt that the warmth will return in full force.
Reviewed by Oisín Breen 3/15/2003
Good turn of phrase
Reviewed by A PAX 3/15/2003
Those shows a craving for more....
I think its my favorite work of yours
this one made me smile...
I have said a prayer for you
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/15/2003
beautiful write, Erica,
excellent, we all at one time or another, wished we were someone else.

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 3/15/2003
all will be well..from the cocoon bursts the butterfly...
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 3/15/2003
I've known some of this in my past, & will be praying the Lord removes this "Once in a while" feeling & turn it into a "Used to be!" This is powerful, Erica!
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 3/15/2003
Powerful expression in this...
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 3/15/2003
Very good Erica.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/15/2003
Hynotherapy will help anyone get to the bottom of any fear or phobia. This is really an in depth work. Bravo for being able to get it down in words.
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 3/15/2003
me have Big Shoulders. me call you Friend in Any Basement.
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