I choose life (poem)

Hurt111 Community Member February 15, 2013
  • I sometimes think

    Life can be too much for me

    Self-doubt and heartache

    Feelings of inadequacy

     

    The desire to self-destruct

    Can be strong indeed

    There are many ways to make myself pay

    For simply being me.

     

    But I choose life!

    I choose the light of day

    I choose to move forward

    And minimise the pain.

     

    Truth be told

    I'm not always so bold-

    I sometimes give in to despair

    Allow hatred to resolve.

     

    But I don't let it get me down

    Every action of of compassion

    Strengthens my resolve

    To move forward with my goal

     

    I choose life!

    I choose the light of day

    I choose to move forward

    And minimise the pain

     

    Instead of hitting my hand on the wall

    I go into the garden and begin to kick the ball.

    Rather than stay on the computer all day

    I venture with friends and allow myself to play.

     

    Writing relieves the load on my soul

    Praying to G-d releases inner tension as a whole

    Newspapers that reveal a world about to collapse

    Are replaced by stories I enjoy and allow me to relax.

     

    I choose life!

    I choose the light of day

    I choose to move forward

    And minimise the pain

     

    Which way to go?

    I want things nice and slow!

    Will I recoil and disappear

    Or stand up straight and make life dear?

     

    I desire to move forward

    To make this life beautiful and grand

    Though the future is unknown

    I embrace it with both hands.

     

     

3 Comments
  • Of-Two-Minds about it
    Feb. 16, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your poem with us. It affirms what I am having to learn everyday: happiness is a choice I must make. I can just try to survive from one day to the next, or I can try to find a way to make my life meaningful each day. Some days are easier to rise up and meet the challenge to choose life, than others. I also like to write as a way to...

    RHMLucky777

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    Thank you for sharing your poem with us. It affirms what I am having to learn everyday: happiness is a choice I must make. I can just try to survive from one day to the next, or I can try to find a way to make my life meaningful each day. Some days are easier to rise up and meet the challenge to choose life, than others. I also like to write as a way to cope and to express my own experience with depression.

    Jen

  • Marishka
    Feb. 15, 2013

    Hi hurt11,

     

    that is beautiful....

     

    it gave me a good feeling this morning...

     

    what a pretty photo....is that a sunset there?

     

    Marishka

  • Crystal
    Feb. 15, 2013
    Dear Hurt11, I liked your poem very much. You are quite a writter. Thanks for sharing your poem with us. Fondly, Crystal
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