We All Fall Down

When I was high

you always came around

to ride the wave,

pick up my residuals.


Now I am down

and you no longer come around,

moved on to find

a brighter star

within a sea of darkness.


On my climb

I struggle and fight

to reach the top

a vision come true.


At times

I cry

for a helping hand

only to hear

the still of the night.


Amongst the crowd

I am all alone

within the traffic

my mind is still.


Driven by time

I see victory near

over time

life always comes back around.


Don’t worry

no need to stop

and see me well

or provide false compliments.


Faith saw me through

a treacherous path

full of detours and distractions

detractors and naysayers.


If you fall down

I will lend a hand

but don’t try to speak

your words no longer matter.

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I like it. I choose to read it with no bitterness. Just reality.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks Ericdierker.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Sometimes it helps to heal when we write about these things.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for reading aviannovice.


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travmaj 3 years ago from australia

Well said - life is so full of highs and lows and dealing with them is difficult. I particularly like the last stanza of your poem - the reality that in a future you would help out but on your terms. Thank you


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Sparklea 3 years ago from Upstate New York

"Over time life always comes back around" - that really nailed me, and it is so true.

I have kept diaries since age 11, and there is so much that has happened to me that I have forgotten. It is bittersweet to read these entries I wrote so long ago...but it is also a paradox: journaling ties a ribbon around memories.

Loved your ending, and I voted up and useful for this very enlightening hub.

Thank you for sharing your heart. I am sure many who read this can also relate. Blessings, Sparklea :)


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

There is always ups and downs in life @travmaj, nothing bad will last forever.

@Sparklea neat that you have diaries from age 11. Thanks so much for the kind comments as always.


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

Thank you for sharing this thought-provoking poem. In life we have our good and bad times. Both have their right.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for stopping by janetwrites.


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Very nicely written poem. Liked it. voted it up. Words do not matter if not backed by action, i can understand your bitterness


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for reading Indian Chef.


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anglnwu 3 years ago

Beautifully rendered. Enjoyed it.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thank you anglnwu.


just-about 3 years ago

What a very relevant poem - I'm sure most people can relate to this. I was struck by the middle stanza :

"Amongst the crowd

I am all alone

within the traffic

my mind is still."

Most problems or issues have a turning point from which things begin to change, maybe get better ... and I think if we can recognise that point, our minds are indeed still as they have to be to change direction.


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truthfornow 3 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

I think so @just-about.

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