Ciara Gough

Rookie (March 13,1988 / Baltimore Maryland)

Reality Is Such Brutality - Poem by Ciara Gough

Reality is something that we try to face
Even on an army base

Reality is the Truth...
Something that we learn during our youth
The ' TODAY' the 'Present'
That dreadful thing called ‘Reality’ with such brutality

But I just can't face it like the slave ant he just can't make it

So Why Can't I live this lie anymore
I don't want to cry no more?

Why can't I just think my Mom is still here?
At home right now why?
Because when I blink and I see that reality is setting in it will go

And blow up at a fast pace
Like a Slap to the face!

I wish!
I wish, I could live in that world called ' The Twilight Zone'
And live that unknown...Reality...Huh well that's Blown

And I wish every time I answer the phone it’s my mommy telling my she’s Coming home

Comments about Reality Is Such Brutality by Ciara Gough

  • (9/16/2009 7:13:00 AM)

    deep and passionate. top to bottom a great piece of writing. ''reality is something that we try to face, even on an army base'' those lines pull you in from the start. great work (Report)Reply

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  • (4/20/2008 4:40:00 AM)

    In the reality that is such brutality for you THERE IS A GIFT! I pray you discover it and be surprised and amazed. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/19/2008 3:39:00 PM)

    Therapy perhaps, but keep in mind that nobody promised
    you a rose garden without thorns and pain!

    Your reference to reality as something we face even(?) on
    an Army base is a bit off the mark, don't you think? That's
    where reality is up close and personal!

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  • (4/19/2008 12:43:00 PM)

    The writing of poetry. my friend, is a therapeutic endeavor! Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 19, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

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