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The world has many hardships
Which is totally uncontrollable
In my mind, a voice is asking
Why is there poverty?
Why is there suffering?

The price of the goods is high
The value is immeasurable
As well as the everyday expenses
Water, electricity, clothes, food
A daily life encounter

Life is hard
Just pain and problems
Perplexed, confusing
What will I do?
What am I going to do?

The fare is costly
I can't go out and have fun
Go to the mall or park
Buy the things that I want
Because there is no money

No savings
All used up
There's nothing left
Budget is always insufficient
Barely making ends meet

Borrowing money is the last option
Getting through each day
Is all I think about
Rely on luck
Like I always do

It is really hard to live
The world is indeed unfair
Looking for a job is also difficult
I bet on the lottery
But I didn't win

Opportunity is limited
Hard to catch
I am deprived
Of dreams and ambitions
Don't know where to go

Who can I lean on?
I looked left and right
Up and down
North and South
East and West

Waiting for a miracle
Finding for someone to hold onto
But I haven't found anyone
Or anything
It is pointless

No friends
No connections
No one helped me
Nobody gave their sympathy
Nobody supported

I am just an ordinary person
Frustrated and depressed
The things that I want
Are out of reach
Hard to get

To be happy
Is something I would love to feel
I want to have
A good life
But how?

How am I going to do that?
I try to make a way
A lot of times
Doing my best
To survive

It is very sad and complicated
My energy is drained
I am running out of motivation
I pray
And I hope that my life goes well

About this poem

It is about the struggles and hardships that the poet has experienced.

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Written on November 01, 2022

Submitted by mojarjocel on November 01, 2022

1:44 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,632
Words 342
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 5

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  • Mysteryfaithandlove
    I can feel your frustration, Jocel, and it is something so hard to put into words, but you did just that! You did great with this piece.
    LikeReply4 months ago


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