What If Today

What if today I let hope go

What if today I feel like I have no soul

There is no point in the release of a scream

No point in clinging to a pointless dream

That amounts to pretty much a silly hobby

No room for tears or for any sobbing

What if today I feel like an empty shell

Perhaps it would be better to be in hell

Why? - One must feel alive to feel pain

Today there is plenty to lose, plenty to gain

But is it even worth it either way

What if today I just don't care anyway


© 2014 Shannon

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Voted up for sure and wishing you a great day shanmarie.

Eddy.


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

This poem expresses pretty typical feelings for the last year. Things are supposed to improve worldwide after the Spring Solstice, so chin up!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is such a sad poem. Never give up. Never bow your head. Stand tall girl. Tomorrow is another day and it's gonna shine. I promise...


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ImKarn23 2 years ago

awwwww, honey!

What if today i hug you so hard - all the broken pieces stick back together?

(that's a message i hung on my wall too)

What if tomorrow is the best day EVER?

pain is just the opposite of pleasure - both are required to play - and WIN - the Game of LIFE!

HUGGGGSSSSXXX


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sujaya venkatesh 2 years ago

what if existence becomes obsolete shan


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Great rhythm. No matter what we must care.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Eddy! Always good to see you!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Really, MizBejabbers? I surely hope that's not a typical feeling. It's certainly not for me! At least not for prolong periods of time.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

You're so sweet, always (pun intended). Yes, I agree. That is the beautiful thing about tomorrows - another day to shine!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

I saw that post, Leslie. It's a very sweet, endearing message. Thank you for reiterating it here for me! Too bad virtual hugs aren't quite the same as real hugs, huh? Or maybe the are. . .


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Gypsy. I actually ended up editing that a couple of times because I didn't like the rhythm before I settled on what I published. glad you like it. And i do agree that we must always care.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Sujaya, thank you for your visit. It is a pleasure to meet you. I looked at some of your hubs and find them to be. . .different. . .in a pleasing way. Thank you for the thought-provoking comment and for the follow. :)


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Great thing about 'what if": - it hasn't happened so it'd is optional 'what-if' one visualizes. It c=an be dire & dark or hopeful & bright. But at the same tim, the 'what if' we visualize tends to program our subconsciouses to seek out making it happen by seeking and drawing the means to us. That is one of its functions and it doesn't attempt to judge the preferability, - it leaves that to our conscious minds & takes its orders as given by them. So focusing on what we really want is a better visualization for the subconscious to go to work making happen.

Hugs and I think what-if my friend Shannon feels very optimistic today and tomorrow!


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

Your friend Shannon does indeed feel optimistic today and likely will tomorrow, too. That's generally more my nature more often than not. An if not optimism. . .maybe a general sense of calm or knowledge that it's all good no matter what will be, a sort of being just in the moment at hand I suppose. I don't like clinging to anything negative, and not caring is as I stated in the poem- not being alive.


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wayne barrett 2 years ago from Clearwater Florida

You've let the emotions of surrender seep from your soul through this piece. it is a natural reaction and you have captured it well. Stay strong and keep writing my beautiful friend.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas Author

I write when inspiration strikes, Wayne, my friend, or it all to easily is lost to a fleeing train of thought! Thank you.

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