Dare You

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by BelovedDreamer, Oct 20, 2011.

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    I know there are a million and one things
    that a million and one different people
    want me to be.
    But I can’t even manage to just be me right now
    or for a long time since.
    And some things have changed
    that can’t be reversed.
    Those who want reversion
    have come too late,
    those who want revision,
    will just have to wait.
    Those that want that lemon clause,
    didn’t read the manual right.
    There is no manual—
    as a point of fact.
    I’m fighting so hard.
    These aren’t shots in the dark that I’m taking;
    they’re shots at the dark.
    I brawl in a place beyond sight
    taking blows to the chin
    from intangible foes
    My own mind and body blended and battling,
    Judas and anathema.
    Days stretch into years
    and the waves knock me over
    in infinite repetition.
    Down is up and up may well be down
    but I keep on finding the surface
    and crawling to my feet.
    Don’t belittle this fight.
    I have been drowning
    for longer than you have deigned to love me,
    and I dare you to dance with this ocean of monsters
    and find your way back to your feet.
  2. Acy

    Acy Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense Staff Member Safety & Support

    Very nice! I can see and feel the struggle. And I love the challenge/dare you give to the reader. Good stuff! :)
  3. clairedelune

    clairedelune Well-Known Member

    Bravo! Very well written.
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