This Life That's Mine To Live

You can bend me, you can shake me

But try as you may you cannot break me

I'll just keep telling myself it will all be okay

Knock me down, hold me back- it's only a delay

Life's too short to let my spirit die

Though sometimes it seems all you've done is try


But I am here and I am strong

Even when the night starts to seem too long

Because in the morning's early haze

The pieces of my shattered heart fall back into place

So here I stand ready to fly from this limb

To still embrace this life that's mine alone to live

© 2013 Shannon

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cleaner3 2 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

I hit awesome and beautiful..

words as power full and beautiful

as you are.. shanmarie


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Nice poem...you get the message across strongly.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

You go girl! Beautiful...


talia11 2 years ago

Bravo, Shannon. Life is indeed too short to let the spirit die


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, cleaner3, for the kind words and button votes. Your visits are appreciated.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Jodah. It is a strong message, so I am glad you think so.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, Ruby! Good to see you. Thanks.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Hi, Natalie! Good to see you here. What a nice surprise it was to learn you follow me here.

Life is good even when it is bad!


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

Powerful and strong ... nothing can keep you down dear Shan. You are amazing and beautiful.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs and much love,

Faith Reaper


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, thanks! Sweet words from a sweet lady. Many hugs and much love to you as well, Faith Reaper!


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

Very nice, full of vigor and the will to rise above.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, FlourishAnyway. Have a wonderful day!


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

What an awesomely 'uplifting' poem, Shannon! You FLY, girl!

hugs&sharingxx


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

I will! You be sure to soar on those wings of yours, too!


Valleypoet 2 years ago

A very inspiring piece...thank you:-))


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

If you find it in any sort of way to be inspiring, them I am gratified. Thank you, Valleypoet!


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

". . . But I am here and I am strong . . . "

Yes, you are. Never forget or doubt it. Hold the dream and give it legs, dear Shannon.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Aw, thank you, Nellieanna. That's the plan. Seems to always be something in the way, though. Haha. I suppose I'll just have to turn them into stepping stones instead of stumbling blocks.


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Interesting. Lots of rhythm here. I can feel the buzz. Long live!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, manatita44! A buzz. . . might be just what the doctor ordered today. haha But, since I am neither drinking nor doing anything else to produce a buzz, I suppose a buzz from nice comments like that will have to do.

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