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I Never Asked

I never asked to be alive,
I never had a dream to strive
I was never happy to just survive
I never had a place to thrive

I did enough to make it through
I did the best I felt I could do
if offered the chance to try again
I would use my voice to stand up and complain

I was never as good as I could be
I had may faults no one else could see
I was true to all others except for me

I was a good friend to the rest they know,
the choice that I make is the choice to go.
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Submitted by R.William on December 02, 2018

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R William Standish

Bio Robert Standish Robert Standish is an aspiring writer and devoted father of three. After several years in the film and television industry in Canada, he has had the chance to meet some amazing people, travel and experience things, not for normal consumption. As a camera assistant and operator he has been in the line of fire on many occasions and inside explosions and crashes, just to name a few incredible opportunities. “Chalk Outline These Thoughts, 1 and 2, and a fiction novel, “The Secrets Men Keep”, most recently the creator of a collection of poetry entitled “The Passion Hidden Within” (Amazon and Kindle) Now transitioning into a creative writer who has self-published four work, and counting, Robert is setting his sights on the next project. My background I have had the good fortune of having a diverse upbringing and experienced may career path and choices, some good, some not so good. Like everyone, every path brings you to now. I love art and I love to create. I don't like being limited by a genre. A painter can paint a house or a canvass, let them create... My writing roots The inner voice. The Muse. The one person that can recognize the obvious. It is important to listen to any of the above and realize that you are driven to a place of spectator, or performer. I learned it young and forgot. My style The artistic chameleon, my style transforms into the subject matter, although the roots are based on a strategic plan of chaotic approach. I have to have a complete thought and suffer in silence until all the pieces are in place. I will build the complete concept before I break ground. Lego thinking is the key. For more interesting background on Robert and his writing and photography please see www.robertstandish.com more…

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