Nothing to Prove

Fighting a war within

A constant battle I could not win

I gave it my heart, I gave it my soul

In a desperate attempt to remain whole

I thought what I needed I had found

Until I was kicked while I was down

So I got right back up again

Ready to fight

But who really knows why

I felt such a need to defend

So much to lose

But not much to prove

Oh and this time around

There's no need to fight, I can still stand my ground

And there's no need to fear

I'll ever lose what's in here

No matter what others can't see, it's still in me

Right where it's been and right where it will always be

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RJ Schwartz 8 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Nice read - thanks for sharing


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MsDora 8 months ago from The Caribbean

I love the determination. Nothing to win without a fight! Good message from a good attitude.


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Ericdierker 8 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very well done. Standing our ground does not mean fighting over it.


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, RJ.


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, MsDora. Nothing to win when there's nothing to fight for. Sometimes a fight is worth it, often not necessary, though.


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Especially internally, Eric. Thank you for reading.


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Nell Rose 8 months ago from England

Stand up for yourself and tell the world to go to hell! lol! great poem!


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Hahaha, Nell. Some days the feisty part of me comes out and that's exactly how I feel. Other days, I don't even have the energy or desire to care enough to tell the rest of the world anything.


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Missy Smith 8 months ago from Florida

Really good poem about sticking to who we are. I actually just finished my latest hub, and it has a similar theme I think. Writing from our hearts and soul, that's what I love about poetry people. :)


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Missy. I just read your hub and it is indeed a similar theme. I was also reminded of my poem that I put in a hub, I Am a Conundrum. Sometimes I feel like I can't even figure myself out. But I know my core values and I even did a hub about that awhile back. Even when we don't know, we know, you know? Hahaha


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Faith Reaper 8 months ago from southern USA

I'm glad you are you! Wouldn't it be such a boring world if we were all the same ...

You are unique and beautiful, and that makes you a rare and beautiful gem on this planet ...

Stay true to yourself, and you will always be special


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Aww, what a sweet, sincere thing to say, Theresa. Yes, the world would indeed be boring if everyone were all the same. Thank you.


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DREAM ON 8 months ago

The battle against ourself is tougher than any war. Always looking, always feeling. Taking the good and the bad and finding what makes you tick. I especially loved the music video Only You. Have a great day.


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shanmarie 8 months ago from Texas Author

Thanks, DREAM ON. I really like that video too. Fighting battles with ourselves is hard indeed, but also unnecessary


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DREAM ON 7 months ago

It is amazing how emotional battles can be as difficult as physical ones. I vote for peace and love.I don't know if it is any easier and less stress but the result is so much more exciting and fun.


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shanmarie 7 months ago from Texas Author

Peace and love have my vote.

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