Treasure Island

Lane Muhle


Staying Strong


Full of love and laughter
But it all changed a few years after
Slowly dying off
Limb by limb
Slowly killing me
Sin by sin
Once full of the good
Now full of depression
I've been told this is a life lesson
But what am I learning?
How to fake a smile and cry inside?
Or find a friend to confide?
'Friends' only run and hide
Left alone to cry and die
Thinking I'm going to shatter
But I remember being full of love and laughter
That keeps me strong
That bond
That I've made with my past
That bond is the shadow I cast

Submitted: Monday, November 04, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
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Life's hard, but we have to keep going because we'll be happy someday like we once were. That's what this poem is about.

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