In the Hands of Others

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My heart it is not here,

it is in another place.


My mind is semi-functioning,

only doing what it needs.


I long to soar,

to grow


But my body is not mine,

it is out of my control.


I am in the hands of others

who determine how I live.


Will this burden

ever lift?


Will I return from the half life

where I currently exist?


Or will my soul

be

set

free?


Amber Allen

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Copyright 23 November 2011

This is written for my friend who tonight lies in a hospice away from her family and loved ones as the doctors fight desperately to control the pain which is ravaging her now tiny frame.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

i dunno, but the more you do it, the more you'll enjoy it. I write at least the rough draft of a poem every day. Don't be afraid to write crappy ones! u don't have to publish all of them. I don't always post my final drafts. Many of the poems seen on my hubs are not the versions I will be publishing in print :-) Glad to see you've caught the bug, even if it's only temporary!


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Amber Allen 5 years ago Author

Hi Justin

I never felt the need to write poetry before but now that I've written a few pieces it seems to have become a part of me. It's very odd! I wonder if it's a passing phase.

Amber:)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

sad tale, amber, but well done. Good to see you having fun and branching out in the world of poetry!


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Amber Allen 5 years ago Author

Hi thecoffeewrite

Welcome to Hubpages. I'm pleased this piece of writing has struck a chord with you.

Amber:)


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thecoffeewrite 5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

Awesome. I'm 33 and I feel where you are in this poem.

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