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A Poem- I have fallen

Updated on June 29, 2012

You can- You will!

You are stronger than you think, and can endure life's storms.
You are stronger than you think, and can endure life's storms. | Source

There is dignity in surviving after you fall.

The world is cruel- It can be frightening and at times lonesome, specially after you fall, fail or change.
The world is cruel- It can be frightening and at times lonesome, specially after you fall, fail or change. | Source

And strength when standing back up.

Beyond the fear of the unknown, is a strength that each must find and use to stand back up and continue to fight for our dreams and futures. Never give up the fight- You are worth it!
Beyond the fear of the unknown, is a strength that each must find and use to stand back up and continue to fight for our dreams and futures. Never give up the fight- You are worth it! | Source

It is not about never falling down- It is about getting back up and trying again!


I have fallen,

I have dropped,

I have tumbled down,

And tripped when I tried to stand up.


I have fallen from grace,

Lost everything.

Risen back up,

To regain my strength.


I have dropped to my knees,

Bowed my head in shame,

Joined my hands together,

And remembered how to pray.


I have tumbled from the top,

Taken the hard way down.

I created my own hell,

Without a doorway to get out.


I have tripped on my feet,

And landed face first in the ground,

Cloaked in humiliation,

I let my fears shut the world out.


There have been times I did not know,

Which way was up or which way was down.

So I crawled on the floor,

And became who it is I am now.


Even in the darkest of hours,

I found my strength to hold on,

And I fought through the pain and challenge,

To write the lyrics of my life’s song.


I have taken life’s poisons.

I have spiraled around.

I searched within my silence,

Before I discovered a way to make a sound.


I have fallen,

I have dropped.

I found my voice,

Now I am standing up.


Face the future, and let go of the past.

Face the future, and let go of the past. Your mistakes of yesterday will ruin you plans for tomorrow, if you allow it to. Don't allow it to.
Face the future, and let go of the past. Your mistakes of yesterday will ruin you plans for tomorrow, if you allow it to. Don't allow it to. | Source

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      Thomas Bensen 5 years ago from Round Lake Park

      I really like this poem and look forward to reading more of your poems.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Lovely hub Holly, this was something of a downer type of a poem that truly was uplifting though, it shows you've been through a great deal in life, and maintained inner and out strength no matter what, and took the punches, but kept on going (It doesn't have to be you per say, but I figured why not right).

      Its a cool sort of self help poem, and I definitely can relate to this sort of stubborn determination not to give up, nicely written and smoothly done.

      Voted up and out as you already know I enjoy doing when I locate a top notch hub or poem. Cheers! to great poetry writing.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Valleypoet, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate the feedback :)

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      I can relate to this poem; of course it is the getting back up what is the most important. Thanks for sharing:-))

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      elle64- I am so, so sorry to hear that. I hope he begins getting better soon. thank you for your comment, and I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Made- thank you for reading and I am glad that you liked it. I have an outlook on life that is more/less; we all fall- it is the will to continue moving forward that shows our strength. I am not ready to give up just yet... i think that life has something magical in the future, I aim to be here when it arrives :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      iamaudraleigh- thank you ma'am, I always appreciate your kindness and comments. Thank you for taking the time to read my work.

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      elle64 5 years ago from Scandinavia

      MY husband have just fallen, admitted to psyciatric ward, I hope he will get up again. Beautiful written

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      Amazing poem with so much will, strength and hope. Voted up, up, up! :)

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Holly, your song is quite extraordinary! I am glad you have gotten up, brushed yourself off, grabbed your strength, and are here to tell us! You are amazing!!!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      aboutaustralia- I am glad that you enjoyed the read. Thank you for your comment!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Mhatter99- thank you, I am glad that you thought so!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      writer20, thank you for the vote up and for reading!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Angela Blair- you support is much appreciated and I am thrilled that you liked the poem!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      schoolgirlforreal- Thank you for the feedback, I am glad that you liked the poem!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      LOL Bill, with such a similar soul and outlook on life, this poem could very well be about you :) I am glad that you liked it :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      thecrazzykylex- I am sorry that you felt that way about this poem, hopefully next time I can keep you more interested.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Gypsy48- Why thank you- I am glad that you enjoyed this one.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Curiad- Thank you very much, I appreciate the vote up and share!

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      QudsiaP1-thank you for commenting, and for the kindness. I am glad that you enjoyed the poem!

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      aboutaustralia 5 years ago from Newcastle, New South Wales

      I enjoyed your poem very much. Well done! Sharon

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      inspirational poem. thank you.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Brilliant poem, voted up and beauitful. Joyce

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      Profound and definitely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing this one -- excellent and much appreciated. Best/Sis

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      schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

      Thanks for a beautiful poem, H.C. Voted up!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Holly, how sweet of you to write a poem about me! :) Beautifully written, a testament to all the survivors out there, who have held on to the little glimmer of hope and never gave up. I admire you greatly my friend; you are the little sister I wish I had.

      Sending happiness and a cyber hub to you,

      bill

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      Crazzy Kylex © 2012 5 years ago from Incredible India!

      Honestly speaking, those bold lines:

      "It is not about never falling down- It is about getting back up and trying again!"

      ...simply worked as a spoiler, and I failed to enjoy your poem. Please don't do that the next time.

      Regarding the poem, I can't comment as I already said I lost my interest after reading the very first para.

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      Gypsy48 5 years ago

      Very inspiring poem, well done!

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Superb HC, "Face the future, Let go the past." So true!

      Voted up and shared.

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      QudsiaP1 5 years ago

      H.C. every time I stop by your poems I am happily surprised to see the passionate resonance of emotions alive and well. I love this inspirational poem.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      You are very welcome! Glad you published it! :)

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      Thank you so much Josh, I am glad that you enjoyed it. I almost chose not to publish this poem- it was about to get the push aside, maybe I will do a rewrite later action... I am glad I didn't. Thank you for your feedback.

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      Holly 5 years ago from Lone Star State

      ashleeosborn- thanks for the comment, I am glad that you enjoyed the poem :) I am happy to of had the opportunity to inspire you some .

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Great job HC!

      I have tripped on my feet,

      And landed face first in the ground,

      Cloaked in humiliation,

      I let my fears shut the world out.

      I loved how you used cloaked, very vivid imagery! Also enjoyed your cadence! Voted up and more!

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      ashleeosborn 5 years ago

      So beautiful and inspiring. Incredible poetry.