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The Corner
by April Sims
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We all have times that we wish we were in someone else's shoes, but until you have walked in their shoes be careful what you wish for

The Corner


By April Sims © 2006


 


Itís only a matter of time


Before me and my babies


Are out on the street


Walking around in our bare feet


Rummaging through the trash


Looking for just a little bite to eat


 


They have programs for the rich


And programs for the poor


But what about people like me


Working 9-5 every day


Trying to make the ends meet


Trying to stay above water


So we wonít drown


Trying to stay above the table


As long as we are able


If things keep going this way


I might have to stray


 


Oh Lord please hold me


And comfort me


Please shelter me


And deliver me


So I can continue to walk


As you want me to walk


And talk as you want me to talk


So I will continue to do things legally


And not make you drop your head


And be ashamed of me


 


Its so hard Lord . . . itís so hard


I keep having these dreams


About sitting in a corner


Like Little Jack Horner


But instead of sticking my thumb in a pie


I am dreaming of slitting my wrists


And letting the warm liquid stream


Under I am bone dry


 


Sometimes dream of calling a hit man


To knock me off


Because I am worth more monetarily


To my offspring


Dead


Than alive


But with the luck I have


I would probably be maimed and survive


And add one more thing to the suffering pot


 


I know we are all here for a purpose dear Lord


So I will continue to strive


But it is so hard when Mr Deívil keeps calling


I think he smells that I am growing weak


Because every time I take a peek


At my caller id


It is him again


Calling me


Leaving me messages


That are getting harder and harder


To resist


Telling me I can seal our fabulous deal


With just a little kiss


 


Lord he tells me that I will no longer be


Insane in my membrane


He tells me I will no longer have to reach


For medicine to cure my migraine


Caused by unwanted baggage


Dropped off at the doorstep of my brain


Which is slowly driving me insane


 


Bringing me more often


Back to this corner

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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
Wow! You've penned a write that runs deep with emotions and truth. We too have been near rock bottom before, drowning with the financial worries of this world, beans and potatoes every night, doing without so our kids could have more to eat, selling items that we thought we never would, but press on...pray on...I did find just when I thought I would go under for the third time, the Lord moved in a miraculous way...I am still amazed twenty two years later! Never look back, never give up! You've captured the emotions and reality well my friend, a great write about a look at reality!
Blessings,
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
You speak the truth in your words; and I am sorry you are struggling. I am too; can't work anymore due to health problems; am 100% disabled, trying to get on SSI which is a joke. Still, I'm not giving up; I have the love of friends, family, and church to sustain me; I am not doing as bad as most. I consider myself blessed! Powerful write; you are in my prayers, April!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
April, you show that your poem was written in 2006, and I can only pray that you have surpassed the problems dealt with at that time.

You've written a poem brimming with pain and deep meloncholy that many of us can identify with at some point in our lives. Those obstacles are mere road-blocks you have to go under, around, or over, and you can do it if you set your heart to it. No one ever said life would be easy, but God gives each of us challenges we must take while striving to always do our best. Call upon His strength.

Blessings...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
April,

Deep pain in your words: the struggle to just survive...I know it well. Has the journey, the sadness, the pain, been worth it? I say, "Yes." Others have it so much worse: 'there, but for the Grace of God, go I.' Powerful write, realistically expressed.

(((((HUGS))))) and love, Karla.
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