Never so lost was I when you,

  lost your way so lost was you.

Wandering by day through sleepless nights

  no destination no end in sight.

I'm plagued by life and loved by death,

   the pain it finds my every breath.

So look onto me look in these eyes,

  the truth they hold tells no lies.

Here is my war here is my fight,

  here is the battle I wage each night.

Each battle I wage I wage within,

 each battle I win I lose a sin.

Each sin I shed I shed a tear,

  each tear that tumbles stumbles in fear.

In fear we find the strength that holds,

  the tangled mess my mind unfolds.

So look onto me look in these eyes,

  the strength they hold tells no lies.

  • Author: Turtle (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 12th, 2018 19:17
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this sitting in prison reflecting on not just life but living.It was at the completion of this poem I mark my change in attitude towards life and It\\\'s challenges.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 25
  • Users favorite of this poem: SLR
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  • SLR

    "I'm plagued by life and loved by death, the pain it finds every breath." Powerful, evocative line. So many powerful lines. It's gripping. Hard to find the right words to express how this one grabbed me. I'm kinda left speechless. Great, great write today!

  • Turtle

    thank you

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