Carrie Everett

Rookie (June 10,1987 / Memphis, Tennessee)

To Get By - Poem by Carrie Everett

Sometimes I laugh
Sometimes I cry
But it's not enough to get by
I need to feel
But not like I could kill
I wanna scream
And get my anger out
But, the trees are so stout
They dont budge when hit
Here comes the first aid kit
I hate myself
There's a demin on my left
An angel on my right
And everyday they fight
I dunno who to be
My heart has no key
It got stolen
By someone I thought golden
Not full of deciet
The thought of love can't be beat
I tried and failed
Through my heart is a rusty nail
I tried EVERYTHING
Why is life so mean?
1 step foreward,
3 steps back
Self-esteem is what I lack
And I don't know what to do
So, for now
I will laugh
I will cry
And I will try to get by...


Comments about To Get By by Carrie Everett

  • Alfredo Jacques (4/26/2007 3:19:00 PM)

    Wow great poem. Sadly I know exactly what you are talking about. thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (10/6/2006 5:20:00 PM)

    Life is pretty complicated... all we really can do is to 'try to get by.' Great ending, Carrie!
    Brian
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 5, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 12, 2010


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