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Why Do I Try?
by Laura Via

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Why Do I Try?


 


There are times, when I find myself


Outside myself, looking back and


Only seeing this horrid face staring


At me.  Terrible person! 


 


There are times, when I find myself


Outside myself, looking back and


Truly seeing the beauty within starring


At me.  This face, tis a fleeting thing.


 


Then, there are those times where I


Know deep down, I am alone.  Not


Because I choose to be, but due to


My insecurities.  Spoken images taken


The wrong way, misread tones leave


Me teary eyed and hateful. 


 


There are days, when Iím confident, yes


I have them.  Yet, within moments of


Such emotion it is gone, fleeting into


Some sort of vapourous fog of depression.


Why I write, why I share, I do not know.


I just know that people hurt me, because


I let them in. 


 


Why do I put down my guard?!


All it does is bring pain!!!


This is my soul, this is ME that


People often read.  Why do I try,


All it does is bring me pain.  But


Here I am, sharing once again,


The pain I hold within. 


 


(c) 2003 A Riddle

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Reviewed by T. Emilie Dybevik (Reader)

This line
"I just know that people hurt me, because

I let them in." YOU hit the nail RIGHT on the head. When we can identify how and why we hurt and can point it out, it gives us room for change and wisdom to know the difference. This prose make me want to hug you... I could almost cry for you! Wonderful skills you have.

Thanks,
Emilie
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
We do what we must and try because we must, to deny doing and trying is to claim defeat!
Excellant Retrospective Questioning Piece!
((((Hugs))))
~Nikki~
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
we try because we must
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