The Battle

I cringe at the thought of dying
Yet, I don't wanna be apart of this cold world any longer
I should be six feet under
This pain is getting to much to bear
These tears I can't hold them in
I've been pretending far too long
Throughout these years I've been trying to fix myself
In the end, I'm just too broken

I let the battle get to me
I came to war ready to fight
Came out with battle scars, defeated
I raise my flag, I'm done and I think I'll lye here
I'll lye here scared and battered
Ready to die, I can say I tried
I fought to the end
Until the battle became to much to bear

September 27,2014

Topic(s) of this poem: pain

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Comments about The Battle by ESPN CHICK

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/21/2015 8:06:00 PM)

    I know It's easy for me to say & hard for you to swallow what I say(although if I stopped to allow my Mind to re-experienced some of the crosses I've shouldered as a teen, a young man & even now...I 'get' how frightening and laboring
    these crosses can be and because so... disarm us & our resolute for life....I can only tell you that in almost all cases, that battle is justified to soldier on in lieu of the alternative, which should be no option to even consider.
    Life & it's pathways are constantly changing...And it is this that provides hope for anyone who does not like what is going down in their life right now...Change is a certain, and when things are that bad...Change can only offer something better, or best..If you have fought the good fight for so long...Don't allow that effort & time be in vain by throwing down your sword.Allow Change for the better to kick-in, as when it will be thankful that you decided to continue battling as opposed to giving up...Don't know if you are into College Hoops...but if you are, I know you know the story of the late Jim Valvano, who was a personal friend of mine when he was head coaching at Iona College in N.Y...He died of Cancer that had literally ravaged every organ in hi s body...Two weeks before he died, he was to receive a special award at the yearly ESPY Awards Dinner...He was violently ill, yet with the help of 2 friends, he made it to accept his award...No one expected what came next...Jimmy proceeded to give a 10 minute speech that will probably still be spoken about a hundred years from now. His message was loud and clear to anyone who was struggling with life, for any reason..: Don't Give Up...Don't You Ever Give Up '! . Words of a Warrior from an ESPN anchor & former NCAA National Championship Hoops Coach... And a true story from this scribbler to the ESPN Chick... Enjoyed your poem...Hang in there, Chickie!

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