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Fighting For Redemption

November 21, 2011
By clumsyteardropper SILVER, Roslyn, Pennsylvania
clumsyteardropper SILVER, Roslyn, Pennsylvania
8 articles 0 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can't help others, if you yourself need help" -my sister ;) love it!

I fell to the ground because I didn’t see.
I became someone I should never be.
I wanted to die, but I could only bleed.
I tried to stand, but I couldn’t succeed.
I’ve never been bothered by the rain, ‘cause I’ve been drowning.
How can you try to breathe with your heart pounding?
I’ve struggled to understand without even trying to know.
How can help find you if you choose to lay low?
Living the perfect lie for everyone to see,
trying to portray the person I would want to be.
Stuck with myself in reverse, just trying to fight my way further;
I strive for redemption until the wrongs of my past never were.
No one quite gets why it’s hard to live with myself.
I’d give anything to just be someone else.
I’d even do anything; any challenge, any task,
whatever it takes to be free of this deceiving mask.
I am not worthy of pity, don’t give me your sympathy.
Looks of concern are not deserved by the likes of me.
I will work my way up to the goal of your high esteem.
Honor, respect, humility; I’ll learn what they really mean
One day.

The author's comments:
This is basically a summery of my past, my present, and what I strive to do for my future.

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eliana924 GOLD said...
on Jan. 1 2012 at 12:08 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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This is so empowering and inspiring! The writing is exquisite, and you also used rhyme very effectively.

on Dec. 7 2011 at 8:03 am
TubaLady DIAMOND, Athens, Michigan
89 articles 2 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know how it feels to be completely alone and helpless, and the last thing you want to hear in that situation is, 'It's going to be OK. ' The only thing that seems to really help is that someone else who has felt that low expressing those feelings"

That sounds just like me. Exactly like me.[PS- You chose a beautiful picture to accompany your article.] :) <3

on Nov. 29 2011 at 10:49 am
Blackrosechick, (Anonymous), Other
0 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

your present?.........