James Darwin Smith II

Gold Star - 7,390 Points (10/6/74 / San Diego, CA)

There Is Something In The Way - Poem by James Darwin Smith II

There is something in the way
A roadblock ahead
Voids left unhinged
Perhaps, in the name of dread
Or something, special
Who knows?


Trying so hard to run on through
But it's all too thick
And there is nothing left to do
But keep being myself
No matter how I may be perceived


So much pain
So many years


Have I tried hard enough?
Trying and trying
To break on through


There is something in the way
Memories of nothingness
What have I done?
But create mere specs
Of whom I am


Yet, knowing all this
Perhaps a change is coming
Fighting this invisible roadblock
That I have put in front of my faith
Fearing all of the damage
That might have come in


There is something in the way
And I know what it finally is
It is me, myself
The one and only
I take all of the blame


What is next?
Who really knows?
But I plan to go beyond
Where I have always been


I thought I was comfortable
But now the truth sinks in
I was uncomfortable
For my own good
Living the worst kind of way to live


There is something in the way
And I plan to run on through
Destroying all the bad memories
Only to rebuild them into lessons
That shall make me stronger in the end


I may be damaged
I may be flawed
But that is what makes me
Who I truly am
Someone, if anyone
Just trying to live


There is something in the way
But for how long
Who really knows?


All I know is...
I will always be myself
No matter what


I shall always fight
Till I can no longer fight anymore


I must always be strong!

Topic(s) of this poem: emotional, emotions, self discovery

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written on 4/19/18

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2018



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