Too much conflicting pressure = failure.

Pressure Eyes.


Turn around,

refuse to look,

all that confidence

they took;

with demands

I cannot meet,

that bring me to

admit defeat.

Can’t keep up,

not by myself,

it’s one big hazard

to my health.

My grip, it’s going

spinning down,

turning me

into a clown.

So shut my eyes,

refuse to see

the pressure that

is beating me.

Submitted: February 03, 2018

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Mike S.

Keep fighting, Hull

Sat, February 3rd, 2018 8:00pm


I try but sometimes it's kind of hard. Thanks for reading, Mike!

Sat, February 3rd, 2018 12:08pm

Jeff Bezaire

Deep breaths, Hully. Deep breaths. Don't look at it as defeat; see it as something to work on and get better at. It's an even harder road when we're on our own with no one to fold into at the end of the day. There's always room for progress, from you and from them. There's always opportunity for understanding and compassion from them, but it'll take time.
Keep your head up and keep slogging on, my dear! It's all a warrior can do.
Remember, a warrior lives to beat the odds. You will one day! I have faith in your abilities! :)

Sat, February 3rd, 2018 9:46pm


Well, thank you, Jeff, but I don't think things will get much better.
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

Sat, February 3rd, 2018 1:52pm

Tom Allen714

So true Hull, pressure kills...Great poem..." Watching a good friend scream let me out" QUEEN...Tom...

Sun, February 4th, 2018 2:04am


Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Tom!

Sun, February 4th, 2018 4:20am

Sue Harris

Chocolate, Hully,,, lots of chocolate! Don't know what else to say, except stay strong and don't be beaten! As always, great poem.

Sun, February 4th, 2018 5:26pm


Ha! I guess sometimes it can ease things....thanks for reading, Sue!

Sun, February 4th, 2018 11:12am


A poem with a profound sentiment, Hully. Well done. Beautiful structure and rhymes.

Mon, February 5th, 2018 4:55am


Thanks, jaylisbeth!

Mon, February 5th, 2018 10:41am

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