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I have not become stronger
in the broken places.

Bones ache of age
                   of misuse
                   of disuse
and each cracking joint
is an audible reminder
of missteps
of misjudgments
of paths walked too long
and of steps
that should have been,
but were never taken.

Bent fingers jut
from palms of sandpaper,
calloused and crinkled,
they cannot grip
with that same eager desperation
of a child seeking comfort.

Black becomes gray
at the gates
of troubled temples and
once saliently sweet,
decay on the tongue
like the sound
of necessary words produced,
but never employed.

I have not become stronger in the broken places,
but scars and bruises,
sprains, cuts and concussions this day
are always better than
regrets and second guessing
Hindsight being what it is, eventually we all come to discover that it's better to do and say it all today rather than to wonder what might have or could have been tomorrow. For some us, however, that takes a lot longer.
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tickersymbol Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Powerful and beautifully written!
Sammur-amat Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
Congratulations on the DLD on such a splendid, polished piece, too! :huggle:
dreamsinstatic Feb 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you, dear.
Sammur-amat Mar 6, 2013   General Artist
Surely, sugar. :heart:
dreamsinstatic Mar 10, 2013  Professional Writer
How've you been, sweetheart?
Sammur-amat Mar 13, 2013   General Artist
struggling to keep from sinking
somehow still afloat (must be a miracle, i'm sure)
trying to to keep going
hope your days have been brighter, though? :heart:
dreamsinstatic Mar 17, 2013  Professional Writer
I'm sure you'll stay afloat, and if it gets rough, I'll throw an inflatable ring to you! I've been doing all right, trying to keep up with the chaos.
dreamsinstatic Mar 23, 2013  Professional Writer
Well you deserve a little sweetness!

They're a little more calm, but still hectic. You?
Sammur-amat Mar 23, 2013   General Artist
Awwh, such a sweet thing to say, thank you! :huggle:
You, too? :worry:
I hope things have begun looking up since you last sent this? :eager:
Cibbwin Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful, especially because even though you go into excruciating detail on the pain of past traumas, you don't seem to wallow in self-hate and self-victimization.

Well done!
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