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Only Pretending

31 Oct

Death was not the enemy,
but a continuation of a life less lived,
the final chapter in a faithless story,
the only power I could ever give,
the end was never about an ending,
but taking control over worthless skin,
destroying the negative thoughts and feelings,
breaking free of the demons within,
only the power never came to surface,
the story, it reached beyond the ending,
forgive me for believing the outcome was right,
forgive me for living, and for only pretending.

(c) 2008

 

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12 Comments

Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Poetry

 

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12 responses to “Only Pretending

  1. heartjunky

    October 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    deeply resonating. beautiful. thanks for photographing this state with words.

     
  2. Morning

    October 31, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    love it,

    heartfelt prayers.

     
  3. mm172001

    November 1, 2011 at 1:31 am

    You are very talented and I love reading your poems.

     
  4. The Orange Tree

    November 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    brilliant words.
    wow.
    :)

     
  5. belfastdavid

    November 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    This is so, so powerful.

    I kept it in my in-box and read it a number of times before coming here to comment.

    You capture that particular frame of mind exactly

    David

     
    • halfwaybetweenthegutter

      November 2, 2011 at 5:38 pm

      Wow, thank you for your comment, it really means a lot, especially coming from someone as talented as yourself.

       
  6. Ginny Brannan

    November 3, 2011 at 12:24 am

    “…the end was never about an ending,
    but taking control over worthless skin,”

    Wow, powerful piece, quite well thought and written.

     
  7. briannadalej

    November 8, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Your words are beatiful and I appreciate them very much. You have a way with writing that really speaks to people.

     

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