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Results of living with an alcoholic father - injured spirit - self realization -- healing me...

I'm Afraid

I'm afraid of the future and all it may bring;
Yet I cry over the past and all it held.
Life is a voyage
Trapped in the uncertainty of today
With only the healing of our tears for comfort.

To admit need is to give into weakness
Yet not to approach love is to run from a challenge...
Such is life, for we can neither be winners nor losers -
We are stuck in a void
Due to the allowing of ourselves to be controlled
By the actions of others;
And often as not those actions
And our desires
Were not predestined to be the same
And we are left alone and lonely...

So, we must consider loneliness
As being the ultimate opportunity
To listen to the inner self...
And listen we must
To find the ability to look within
For the answers that plague the soul --

For in all adversities
All we really can depend on
Is that which we started with --
Ourselves...
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3 Visitor Comments

jenni
I was honestly touched by your poem. it just seemed like everything you said i had felt, thanks for making the fog in my life disappear. it meant a lot, keep with the poems.
Linda
I can relate to this going thrw the same thing straight from the heart
Carma
being an adult child of an alcaholic I can really associate with yer poem. I find it touching and very realistic. I find comfort in writing and creating myself. Keep up the good work

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