Treasure Island

Faith Elizabeth Brigham

(May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

Strength


i do not know my strength
nor see myself as other people do
i can not be all things
to others or please all for
the sake of keeping peace

death will come swiftly
when everyone wants a piece of me
and there is not enough
of me to go around
my strength slowly depletes

i turn a deaf ear to the men
whose own ears ignored my pleas
forgiving them a given
though forgetting so difficult
i release those that built this prison

i have never known my strength
to endure the unspeakable
giving life my all to
those who would just as soon
see me fall from lack of breath

Submitted: Friday, April 21, 2006

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  • Brian Dorn (4/21/2006 10:52:00 PM)

    It would be nice to be appreciated... sometimes we give so much but receive so little in return. Definitely a strong write!
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