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Mary Gilliam

(9/30/98 / Tolar Texas)

Reality is a Blade


Reality is a blade
It kills hope
Hope is a luxury
Hope is the bubbles in a bath
Hope is the needle in the hay stack
Hope is expensive
Hope is cheap
Hope can crush your soul even worse than reality
Hope forms dreams
Dreams form goals
Goals are smothered by reality, like a grease fire
Reality is a blade that slices through dreams
Reality kills the hopes of a young girl
But doubt kills everything
And doubt leads to low self esteem
Low self esteem leads to loss of confidence
And when you doubt yourself you lose the chance of overcoming reality
We are the underdogs
We will overcome, we will make it through
We will win the race, the battle, the long run
Because even though it bleeds
It doesn't mean your going to die
We are in the valley of the shadow of death
We will walk out with a few cuts and bruises but they will heal
We trust in God to help us but we have to take the first step

Submitted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013

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I dedicate this poem to my best friends. They have helped me more than they know.

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