Feb. 24, 2017

Survivor Struggle

by Antonio-Dowdy (author's profile)


Survivor Struggle

What am I feeling in this world I reside? Emptiness, loneliness, draining me from the inside. I try to maintain smiles, but often find frowns. Making it seem I'm all right while putting on a show for these clowns.

I fight the struggle, day-to-day, head-to-head, expecting to obtain peace but find misery instead. But that's fine because I'm fighting for a cause while earning from oppressors who help reveal my flaws.

Oh prison, oh prison: many minds and lives you've maimed. One-by-one, few-by-few, even bodies that lay unclaimed.

I'm scared, I'm confused, battered, beaten, and lost. But find myself I will, no matter my demise or the cost.

I will not quite while confined within your walls. Faithfully, on bended knee, praying my mercies, God will come to claim me. So out of your clutch I will arise from the bottom of the top, no matter my demise.

So consider yourself beat. From the emotional abyss, I now ascend. The pains and wounds you've inflicted have now begun to mend. Others will follow me, so i have some work in store. You have won many battles, but I shall win the war. In the words of Hellen Keller, "The best things in this would cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart."


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Antonia+3 Posted 7 years, 1 month ago. ✓ Mailed 7 years, 1 month ago   Favorite
I love the fact that you wake up everyday with a positive mind set and focus on getting out stay positive and don't let your past define you ONE LOVE TONI

Tlamv Posted 6 years, 4 months ago. ✓ Mailed 6 years, 4 months ago   Favorite
I like your writings. Helen Keller was right I'm pretty sure. Tonya

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