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Author Name: Freepenfold18 7 Comments
Date Added: September 28, 2012 03:09:36 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Rhyming
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What lies within
Memories behind me
And dreams that lie ahead
The present is upon me
They all fill me with dread
The life now thrust upon me
Still a struggle to survive
Confusion reigns I cannot see
That which I seek and strive
The halflife that I feel within
Craves the freedom that it needs
Yet shelters now within my heart
The heart on which it feeds
Author's Notes:

I guess the meds are kicking in.

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Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on March 2, 2013 12:23:27 PM Report
I've suffered from a long bout of depression...It felt just like this..Good job, Graham....len
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on September 29, 2012 07:27:39 AM Report

Sometimes the meds ..are what saves us all....

 I Hate to take them unless I know they might not kill many side effects..

 Glad your getting some relief!!Now some quility to life!!

 HUgs and Love ~ Scarlett

Comment By: PremiumHarry William Harborne on September 29, 2012 05:15:05 AM Report
I feel just like this without meds, is it not the human condition to never be satisfied?  Bill
Comment By: FreeFirestone Feinberg on September 28, 2012 10:23:46 AM Report
Hey -- without those meds I'd be a total wreck.  I thank God we live in a day and age when they are available.  Let 'em work!  Great and very sensitive poem, sir.   --David
Comment By: PremiumShawn on September 28, 2012 10:19:16 AM Report

Ah the meds, a nemesis and a salvation. "The halflife that I feel within"- great line. Impacting. Great job.



Comment By: Freee. Gene Myers on September 28, 2012 09:55:29 AM Report
I always looked forward to retirement and older age.  It is not all it's cracked up to be.  What about those men in the bible who lived hundreds of years?  From what I've seen so far, I wouldn't want to be a "little old man" for all those years.  The aches and pains, sore joints, knowledge of better days, the fears that things will get worse ... all things I wouldn't want to keep for years on end.  My mind says, "Play."   My body screams, "Are you nuts?  I hurt too much."  I abused my body in construction far too long and now I'm paying for it.  Would I do it differently if I could do it over?  Never !!  I've enjoyed every minute of the ride.  I'd just chose a softer seat next time.
Great poem


Comment By: FreeAdri on September 28, 2012 06:12:59 AM Report
It seems like it. As always a great write. 


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