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I Need Answers

My days are full of sorrow,
Why is there no sunshine left to borrow?
My parents would just say,
"It's His plan, he'll send you a golden ray"
If that's the case why will no one stay?
Day after day abandonment awaits my doorstep.
I try to retrace my steps but still can't find my way.
I need answers.

If everything is in the works of the "Lord" up above,
why am I sitting here writing this poem,
hoping someone can relate.
Cause I'm lost in a maze of bad days,
praying (to Him) ill find my way.
I try and look away from the pain,
but it's no sunshine all rain.
If He is listening I ask, no beg, of you,
take this cancer away.
I need answers.

About this poem

my struggles with mental illness and religion.

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Written on December 09, 2022

Submitted by macy.howell on December 10, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme aabbbxbC xxxxbddxbC
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 640
Words 146
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 8, 10

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  • katherineb.45444
    This is a very powerful poem. If you have any questions, I think I would be able to help :)
    LikeReply3 months ago


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