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~I Am Still Here~

Updated on April 4, 2014

~Prologue~

In order to move forward we must cut the chain that binds us and let the ball roll away...


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~Breaking the Links of the past~

I could claim victories over circumstances that did not seal my fate.

I could brag about the obstacles I overcame from violence and hate.

I can boast about strategies and tactics I learned along the way

yet, that was apart of the world I was forced to engage.

I can give myself a title, true soldier or warrior queen, but does that erase the scars of my reality or give me back the years of shattered simplicity?

No! I live with it everyday, my heart is swollen from its gravity, do I want to forget? hell yes! I don't ever want to remember that mess

yet, it is one of the commodities deeply seeded within me, the joy, the pain, the laughter, the stain, the symphony bordered on arrogance and shame.

All the segregated portions of me, dancing and leaping in captivity, formulating wholes that bleed through my soul, yesterdays catastrophies are todays ambiguity, and tomorrows nobility,

thrust within the very depth and whole of me yet, my spirit is sharpened, engraved, free and clear, I am still here.

(©)copyright:KarenRussell

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    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      6 years ago

      THANK YOU NIKKIJ FOR YOUR VISIT & OPINION, HOTEP!

    • Nikkij504gurl profile image

      Nikki Wicked 

      6 years ago from Louisiana

      yes, you are still here! as am I. and a lot of people I know who have suffered and gone through hard times. Its not the obstacles that make us, but how we make it through the obstacles. We have to take the bad with the good.

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU, PLEASE DROP IN AGAIN...

    • Moulik Mistry profile image

      Moulik Mistry 

      8 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Very good stuff from you, you write it so beautifully...

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO STOP BY & I'M GLAD YOU ENJOYED THE POEM. I HAVE ALSO CREATED A PAGE ON FB FOR DISPLAYING POETIC CRAFT CALLED "THE LEGENDARY POETS SOCIETY INC." I WOULD BE HONORED IF YOU & ANYONE ELSE YOU FEEL MAY BE INTERESTED WOULD JOIN US OVER THERE AS WELL, I'M SURE YOU HAVE SOMETHING WONDERFUL TO ADD TO THE PAGE.

      I AM ALSO ASKING ALL WRITERS TO BE A PART OF THIS GROWING COMMUNITY BY ADDING SOMETHING OF YOUR OWN CULTURE TO THE PHOTO GALLERY WHERE WE DISPLAY "POETRY WITH ART". YOU MUST USE THE FRONT WALL TO WRITE & TAKE THE PICTURE OF YOUR SUBMISSION FOR IT TO BE INJECTED INTO OUR GALLERY, OUR MEANING "YOURS & MINE" THE COMMUNITY OF LIFE. PLEASE STOP BY & TAKE A LOOK & FOR GOD SAKES JOIN, THANK YOU IN ADVANCE...

    • tipperary profile image

      tipperary 

      8 years ago

      I love this poem, very well written, you have some great hubs here , be back to read more later!

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU FOR DROPPING BY...

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I do love your stuff. Thank you.

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO STOP BY & VISIT...

    • Freya Cesare profile image

      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Really good. Two thumbs up!

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, WE ALL HAVE TO EVOLVE, WE BEGAN TO CELEBRATE LIFE AS THE LAYERS OF OUR PAST & PRESENT CIRCUMSTANCES BEGAN TO FALL OFF, THANKS AGAIN FOR DROPPING BY...

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      poetlorraine 

      8 years ago

      you have come far, with your attitude, well done..... nice poem too

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU SO MUCH, YOU SURPRISED ME, WHEN I WAS DONE, THERE YOU WERE, HOW WONDERFUL, I SURELY DO APPRECIATE THAT, THANKS AGAIN...

    • Putz Ballard profile image

      Putz Ballard 

      8 years ago

      Karen this is one of your best, I love it!

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