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Without A Friend



Ashamed of a life of hurt,
you struggle to find self-worth.
For memories of abuse,
have fueled depression since birth.

Reflection reveals your fate,
a bleak future fraught with fear.
And the heavy weight of guilt,
crushes with a single tear.

Traumatized by years of pain,
you envy the peace of death.
And anxious to leave this life,
anticipate your last breath.

Seeking release with a knife,
you pray this will be the end.
For forever's frightening,
when you die without a friend.
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Submitted on October 09, 2013

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I was born in a small town, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada,. The third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. I’m the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a controlling, physically abusive father, verses a loving mother. Many of my poems reflect the uniqueness and special circumstances of my upbringing. more…

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