Survival Poem by Amanda Shelton

Survival

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No one looks when we say goodbye
dying just to survive
all the things we set aside
all the friends we leave behind
just so the curtain would rise.

Take this heart
it's ticking like a cheap watch
I need you to believe in life
til there's nothing left of us.

No one looks when we say goodbye
fighting just to survive
all the things we need
all the people we use
just so the universe would move for us.

Take this soul
it's breathing in all the toxic waste
we can only wait to see
where our soul's will be in twenty years or so.

Smog,
decay,
war,
death,
and dismay
we cause it all in the way we live.

Living for today
dying for our future
surviving beyond tomorrow
yes I am a survivor.

No one looks when we say goodbye
no one cares when we look away
only to find we weren't even worth their time.

It's a dime for you time
but it's only a crime when your life is worth more
instead they cheat you
like the thief's of the Arabian knights
you a diamond in the rough
got nothing but tough.

Friday, February 13, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: life
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Sandra Feldman 27 September 2022

Very, very sad but true. I admire your frankness and your excellent and deeply felt poetry, too. God Bless.

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Amanda Shelton

Amanda Shelton

Bakersfield California USA
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