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This poem tells how sometimes life gets me down, but I just have to pick myself up, and move on. And how I have messed up in the past, but it's no reason to just quit and run away. I might want to run away from my problems, but I can't. And nobody should. I just have to get over what I have done, and move on to better things, and make a better life.

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Jenna
I love your poem it really made me think, ive done things in my life i regreted so much i felt i wanted to end it all. But now i realise i do want to live. your poem really touched me and i stuck it on my wall so i read it every morning. p. s nice name!
IZABELLA
HEY I JUSS WANTED TO SAY THAT I REALLY LIKE THIS POEM ALOT ND EVERYTHING YU SED BOUT LIFE IS TRUE. IT REALLY HELPED ME SUM MORE. THANX IZABEL
NAMUNJI
hey, yo poem is realy touching, well it touched me bt it has given me da courage to pick ma self up en start over. wish me luck
Tasha
This poem shows how a lot of people feel, it was very well written

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Life

Sometimes I can see myself running.
But what am I running from?
I'm running from life.
It's impossible to get away.
Sometimes I wish I could just close my eyes,
And then things would be different.
I just want to be somebody.
I don't know if I can, but I'll try.
I've messed up in my life more then once.
But at least I'm still alive.
But do I want to be?
Yes . . . I do.
People mess up all the time.
It's no reason to just run away.
If you do, your problems will wait for you.
You just gotta move on.
You have to except what you've done.
Just can't sit and feel sorry for yourself.
Life's not that bad.
It's what you make it out to be.
There will be good and bad times.
Sometimes more bad then good.
Either way it's life.
I would never want to change my life.
Even though I've messed up in the past.
I think it made me a stronger person.
So instead of running,
I'll stay and take life as it is!

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

darnsia
i think this poem was very nice
Linda
great poem
ShaVania
I LOVE IT BECAUSE I LIVE IT.
anderia
dis is a good poem and its true
Paul
poem saved someones life and turned them around.
khersten
Im 13 and a lot more mature then a lot of teens. I've had a hard childhood. living my life without a Mom there and rasing my little brother with my Dad. Now my Dad and I don't really get along. because I've made some bad choices and he don't know how to forget them. I try so hard to forget sometimes I wanna run from everything but I know I can't. Because running from ur mistakes don't make it better.
shondricka
that was a very nice and true poem love it and keep up the good work.
Jessica
that is so good i love that poem becasue i made so much mistakes befor and now i changed
samantha
this is a great poem
annacelia
your poem is soo true.
Sanacia
Your poem touch me it even made me cry you are telling the truth, life is what it is and if you make mistackes you just have to go on with your life and know that you will make more mistackes in the future so can't just be stuck on all your mistackes you make in life. But I really just wanted to say that you have thought of a very nice poem.
maizoua
i really like this poem.
Kim
Me and my older brother are always getting into deep conversations about life and i think your poem is so very true. You just have to enjoy life and live it to the fullest you know? Good Job!
stephanie
I love this poem. it totally realates to me
Kari
Hey this poem is so cool I am having a bad day and i almost wanted to die. But this poem has changed what i think about life THanks for your beautiful and wise words
Brandy
wow. I really love this poem. I've been going through alot lately so I've been down and wanting to run from everything. but you've totally made me look at it in a different way. thank you so much!
Diosan
WOW! i love this poem. really touched my heart. thank you for wrting this poem. thank you very much and i'll share with my friends and family.
Jerian
Your poem opend my eyes every day i fell like the worl would be better with out me all i do is mess it up and u tought me just to move on and dont worrie
Rozi
Your poetry is perfect for my nephew & neice. Thanks for putting it all in words for them. I'll sure that I send it to them.
britt
Gurl, that off the chain I like that poem a lot! It was real postive and u kno that's the only way to get through life is with positivity
Mandy
You're poem is so true! You've opened my eyes and made me feel better about myself. Thanks Girl!
Kyle
Your poem is so great. It has inspired me to do better in life. Thanx!
sara
hey this is a very good poem and i wish my friend could read it and learn from it
aaron
It's so true. thx for the inspiration.
Alisa
I thought your poem was really great. It made me think. I just went through so many thinks these past couple weeks and didnt want to do anything and that life was the worst thing but i woke up and your poem helped GREAT POEM!
Krista
Hey I thought your poem was really great. I just lived through some hard times and I had to get back up on my feet. You did a wounderful job thanx for sharing it with everyone :)
ALICIA
YES YES YES THIS POEM MAN THE WORDS TO SAY, WELL I KNOW MANY PEOPLE WISH THAT THEY COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN
Shantell
I can diffenately relate to it. Everybody can nobodys perfect.
JANDA
I CAN TOTALLY RELAYE TO THIS PIECE OF WORK. SO VERY TRUE!
Penny
I love this poem. It is true, you can't run from life you have to face it.
miyaKE
yeh...it's one superb poem.Overall the obvious meanings and direct messages really work to wake u up about life.Brilliant!
Patrick
this poem is great, it explains everything ive ever been through up to a point. This poem has very good potential. It wouldnt surprise me if this is a favourite among all poems
Chad
You have the makings of a poet. That was the best poem i have ever seen. next time i feel down, ill think of this poem and be happy again.
Patrick
the poem is awsome it touches things in life that not many people would really like to write about
Betsy
This Poem is Very Good It speaks all the truth about life and I really respect your outlook of life also. I have tried to Run from many problems in my life and your right you can't get away from them..its just best to take life as it comes.. I give you lots of credit for this poem I liked it alot
Tyrone
I have recenlty experienced something similar where I just felt it was not worth going on. But a Great Friend Showed me the way.THNX it was just nice to read that I am not alone.
Bryan
This is an inspirational poem! I LUV it!
Lauri
I love this poem. It is so true that when life gets hard you have to find a way to get back up. It was really encouraging.
ashley
i can really reaate to the poem. it was a wonderful poem.
Brittani
I really like this poem. I am even reading it for my English class.
Sabrina
That poem only spoke the truth. I have always wanted to run away from my problems and i didn't want to live. I ALWAYS got into trouble. But now if i didn't live then I would have never of learned the lessons from not running away. This poem is a poem based on today and the life we teenagers go through. Now i am too changed and I stayed not ran.
krystle
I love this poem it's exactly what I am thining right now in my life, and it just helped me understand a little better. Thnaks!
Jena
Your poem is perfect, everything about it!I'm dealing with all the mistakes i made in the past, and you helped me learn to just get over them THANKS!
Ashley
I could really relate to this poem, it wasn't like all the other poems i've read. It had depth.
Jp
that is a very good poem. it really makes you think
Katie
this poem was beatiful it made me think ALOT about life i think this girl should get alot of credit and i hope it made other people think like it made me think!!!!
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