BusyB

Don't let the buggers beat you...

The path of life is divided
After my dad's untimely passing 
My mind became a barren land
No thought process could compute
No action could complete
I had to leave my place of work
I shouldn't have driven
I just couldn't function
The bottle was calling
My face awash with tears

I'm of strong character
I resisted the temptation of oblivion
I didn't allow the evils to consume me
I clawed my way back to reality
Through hours of a patient ear listening to my wails
I returned to work
A shell of a being of the person I was
As much as I loathed verbal exchanges
With strangers
I continued with determination

Many many years later
I'm a changed person
I forge my way through with positivity
I enjoy time with those who understand me
I have found a way to voice my life
Through the art of putting pen to paper
And I Won't let the buggers beat me....

Comments5

  • Teddy.15

    empowering ones self with positivity instead of letting evil eat us alive is a magnificent tool to hold, and with your achievemnts comes a poem that you have shared with all and those who may need still to find some light, we all have our own stories but yours is so sad its hard to imagine how you can overcome the pain. but i know you have. you are amazing and i salute your courage and your pen always. a wonderful, wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing. you bring courage to many.

  • L. B. Mek

    'I forge my way through with positivity
    I enjoy time with those who understand me
    I have found a way to voice my life
    Through the art of putting pen to paper
    And I Won't let the buggers beat me....'
    Awesome!
    what great energy to put out into the world, worded so relatable and sincere!
    thank you for sharing, dear poet

  • orchidee

    Erm, yes, we have to watch out for the b*****s in life!

  • dusk arising

    The wonders of what poetry can do for us with its cathartic ways. More especially joining in with the spirit of other poets who have trod a similar path of life, wherever they may be along that path, can be a reassuring, comforting place to be.

  • Goldfinch60

    Powerful write BusyB. In spite of the pain of the passed you have shown your resilience and come forward as a stronger person and that strength will always be with you taking you into a better time. Well done.

    Andy



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