The Road I've Traveled

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
This poem is about heartache, sadness, a cry for help and triumph

Submitted: September 26, 2010

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The Road I’ve Traveled
I fell in love, grew up fast
I got my heart broken, but I had a blast.
I doubted myself, fell deep into despair
I shut out the world, I prayed for solitaire.
I lost my job, I made mistakes
In my life I had nothing but aches.
I turned to the bottle for the comfort I needed
The demons inside me pleaded and pleaded.
Everything I loved had gone away
I didn’t care to see another day.
My life was filled with nothing but dread
Every day I wished I was dead.
I tried to kill myself to end the pain
I felt in my mind I was going insane.
It was a cry for help, I needed to be saved
I wanted to come back from this awful road I’d paved.
I went into treatment and faced some hard facts
If I wanted to survive, I had to learn to relax.
I’m learning to trust and started liking myself
It’s quite a big task, in and of itself.
I’ve started enjoying family and friends
I realize now that their love never ends.
I started college; I’m getting my life on track
I never want the darkness and despair to ever come back.
I don’t want to be on the sidelines and watch the world go by
I’ve learned to smile and hold my head high.
I didn’t think it was possible and it’s hard to explain
But, I’ve even learned to love again.
By: Justjax


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