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Updated on March 4, 2012

Fragile Yet Free

For the mood that I am in today.
For the mood that I am in today. | Source


Sometimes in life we face a battle that is hard to fight, but we have to try. Strength comes from deep inside, and from the generosity of our friends. Keep your friends safe and close to your heart, you will never know when you will need them.

Today, the magic that once was, has left a bitter taste

I feel so stupid now, and glance downcast from your face

Gentle words once comforted me, spoken from your heart

Instead I am riding a bitter storm, torment in my eyes, depart

“What can be done is all I ask” I don’t want pity anymore

I love the strength the daylight brings, my fretful dreams I ignore

Life is just a challenge, a roller coaster of waves

Kindness is not the answer that I crave for all my days

You left me so abruptly, my heart left shattered in stone

Yet the precision of your letter placed, hasn’t left me alone

For each time I hold that crumpled page, stained from time and tears

I can hear angels’ wings so soft, so gentle to restrain my fears

Although my life is in turmoil and I admire all your finesse

My love will be my legacy left pounding on your chest

I am now without fight, I have thrown in the towel

I cannot force the issue, the gladiator won, hands down


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    • thebluestar profile imageAUTHOR

      Annette Donaldson 

      6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      To all my hub page buddies here, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. I am not in a good place in my life at the moment, but it is made all the more bearable by reading your lovely comments and support. I am truly grateful to each and everyone of you. Much love to you all. Net:)

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Heart wrenching and powerful poem. I read all the comments and was glad to read the one you left back for Princess Prisca that lets us know you are facing a painful situation but are alright.

      Like b. Malin said, I hope there will be better days ahead. It's obvious that many people on Hub Pages care about you and follow your writings.

      Take Care of Yourself.

      Sending a Hub Bouquet,


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      b. Malin 

      6 years ago

      This was such a Sad and Poignant read straight from a Broken Heart...I could feel the pain that went into this Poem BlueStar. May there be better days ahead. LOL.

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      Princess Prisca 

      6 years ago from Heaven living on Earth


      Thank you so much for your reply.

      God bless you, your partner and the decision making process that will affect you both.

      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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      Annette Donaldson 

      6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Princess, thank you so much for stopping by my little space in Hub Land. Your words of love and encouragement help to heal the pain. This poem is dedicated to my partner who is in a desperate place at the moment, not knowing which way to turn. Hopefully, he will make the correct decision for both of our sakes. Net :)

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Nett, I felt the pain and sadness...

      Incredible writing and I hope this isn't true.

      Best wishes Lesley

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      The Frog Princess 

      6 years ago from Florence area of the Great Pee Dee of South Carolina

      Many of us have lived thru this hurt and time will heal the pain.


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      6 years ago from Wales

      Truly beautiful Annette.;a true gem ;so beautiful and unique.

      I really did enjoy this one;take care and enjoy your day.


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      The Frog Prince 

      6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Annette - Great work once again. Sometimes what you are doing is what you need.


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      Princess Prisca 

      6 years ago from Heaven living on Earth


      I pray that all is well with you. You have several comments of encouragement and care posted to this hub.

      You have not responded to any of us. Please drop a few lines in the comment section to let us know that you are doing alright.

      God Bless and keep you close within His care.

      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Annette my friend, please tell us this story is untrue.

      We have an empty guest room if want to get away.

      Your poem is very beautiful and very sad, Joyce.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, This tugged at my heart strings, So beautiful, so sad. I hope this is just your muse acting up. You are such a gifted poet..Thank you Annette..

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      6 years ago from Philippines

      Every time I am in a painful, unbearable situation, I kept telling myself, this too will pass.

      Feel the pain today, cry it out, and remember, it's just passing, it's not constant.

      Your poem evoke painful memories for me. Thanks for sharing.

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      Princess Prisca 

      6 years ago from Heaven living on Earth


      Blessings be unto you.

      What a sad, beautiful, powerful piece. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Pain is something that we all have to go through and each one of us has a 'process' that we must endure...

      The saying is true: ...It does get better in time ~ the problem is, we never know how much time... (Better will come when you least expect it.)

      I would like to invite you to visit 'my humble hub space' ~ you will be most welcomed and just maybe you will find some encouragement there.

      God Bless You!

      Ciao...Princess Prisca


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