Stronger Than You Know

Do you remember

Times of weakness

Where you thought

The darkness would never end

Do you remember

When the people you trusted

Tried to tear you down

Limb from limb

Do you remember

When you almost

Gave in and gave up

Fighting

Releasing your strength

Into the night

Do you remember

When you forgot

What love felt like

Losing sight of

Anything close to light

Do you remember

When all the hate and anger

Infested your brain

Making you feel weak

Thinking

You could never breathe again

Do you remember

What it felt like to be

The real you

And not someone else

Looking in the mirror

Do you remember

When you felt strong and powerful

Like never before

You are stronger than people

Give you credit for

Hold on to that

Never let it go

You are the one

Who can save yourself

You are

Stronger than you even

Think you know


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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

I can't think why this one hasn't drawn any comments yet, but here goes. Maybe it's because it's too near the knuckle. Out of weakness comes strength, eh? Too true, but you have to be bullied before you can find it in you to push it away!


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Agreed. You shared a great truth, at least for me. Can't is just a word. But is easy for one to say who has finished this great race.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

You are stronger than people

Give you credit for

Hold on to that

Never let it go

You are the one

Who can save yourself

You are

Stronger than you even

Think you know

These words are so true ;a wonderful poem which I vote up and share.

Eddy.


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

An interesting poem that has something to say to a great many of us. Thank you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a wonderful reminder that we are stronger than we ever thought. Thank you for a very uplifting piece...


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Alan so true. This poem was based on a bad relationship and getting the strength within to get out. Thanks for your comment. :)

@ Hi Mhatter thank you so much for your lovely comment. :)

@ Hi Eddy thank you for your wonderful comment and for sharing. :)

@ Hi Blossom thank you for stopping by dear friend. :)

@ Hi Ruby thank you for stopping by and commenting dear friend. We are always stronger than we think we are. :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

very strong and clear.. Caroline I loved the read :)


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Thank you for providing me a poem full of strength, faith in ones self and positive abilities.

Thank you

voting up


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Frank thank you. :)

Hi Shining thank you. :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Vote up. Wonderful poem. We are certainly stronger than we think if we can live through this tough world.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Yes we are. Thanks you Rasma for stopping by and commenting. :)


AudraLeigh 4 years ago

You write beautiful poetry! I remember when I have been strong. I know today I am for sure! Tomorrow, I will remember when I was strong today...in my world, things change, day by day. We are all stronger than we think we know. Because, you are for writing this, realizing that through your words. This was wonderful!


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DanaTeresa 4 years ago from Ohio

a beautiful poem with a powerful message. i can relate to this intimately. you have really put words to what so many of us feel but cannot express. thank you so much for sharing.


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thanks so much Audra for the great compliment! :)

Thank you Dana for your kind words. :)


Valleypoet 3 years ago

I can certainly relate to this one...a great message:-))


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Valleypoet. :)

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