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In the Hands of Others

Updated on November 23, 2011
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My heart it is not here,

it is in another place.


My mind is semi-functioning,

only doing what it needs.


I long to soar,

to grow


But my body is not mine,

it is out of my control.


I am in the hands of others

who determine how I live.


Will this burden

ever lift?


Will I return from the half life

where I currently exist?


Or will my soul

be

set

free?


Amber Allen

All rights reserved.

Copyright 23 November 2011

This is written for my friend who tonight lies in a hospice away from her family and loved ones as the doctors fight desperately to control the pain which is ravaging her now tiny frame.

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    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      i dunno, but the more you do it, the more you'll enjoy it. I write at least the rough draft of a poem every day. Don't be afraid to write crappy ones! u don't have to publish all of them. I don't always post my final drafts. Many of the poems seen on my hubs are not the versions I will be publishing in print :-) Glad to see you've caught the bug, even if it's only temporary!

    • Amber Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Amber Allen 

      6 years ago

      Hi Justin

      I never felt the need to write poetry before but now that I've written a few pieces it seems to have become a part of me. It's very odd! I wonder if it's a passing phase.

      Amber:)

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      sad tale, amber, but well done. Good to see you having fun and branching out in the world of poetry!

    • Amber Allen profile imageAUTHOR

      Amber Allen 

      6 years ago

      Hi thecoffeewrite

      Welcome to Hubpages. I'm pleased this piece of writing has struck a chord with you.

      Amber:)

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      Keneesha M Hodge 

      6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Awesome. I'm 33 and I feel where you are in this poem.

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