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This is My Life?

Updated on January 24, 2014

Life is about drinking 'til you're warm
and eating 'til you're too full,
loving 'til your heart explodes,
and laughing 'til aches go.

My ultimate goal
is to see and hear with my soul.
If I'm young and I've got time
why do I feel so old?

Oh, because it's that time again.
I'm looking at my calendar
and feeling the pressure.
This feeling always kicks in
six months before my birthday.
I feel like I haven't done a thing.

What memory of me
will pop into your head
if I fall asleep tonight
on my deathbed?

What will I regret?
Could I say that I fought
with all I had?
Hell yes.

Life is about turning naysayers
Into liars, failures
and nothing less,
developing a sharp tongue
and tasting blood with it.

My ultimate goal
is to see and hear with my soul.
If I'm young and I've got time
why do I feel so damn old?

I forgave the people who hurt me.
I have no enemies.
My heart is open
even after its been broken.
I'm stronger than most.
I'm gonna let my freak flag fly.
I don't need wind and I curse the sky.
I'm not trying to fit in,
I'm alright.

I'm just a little jaded
and a whole lot
When I'm relaxing,
I feel like I'm procrastinating.
I'm ready to be celebrated.

Life is about finding a level
of fearlessness that fits you,
enjoying music,
and having a reason to be spiritual.

My ultimate goal
is to see and hear with my soul.
If I'm young and I've got time
why do I feel so old?

Mary J. Blige My Life


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    • Laurinzo Scott profile image

      LJ Scott 

      22 months ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Incredible , powerful words.... amazing writer

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you for sharing your insight!

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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      The scriptures as I read them say that by trying to live only our own life, we will lose it, but by living our life for God and for others, we will find it. As with anything that is lost, looking in the wrong places will insure failing to find what you are really looking for; while looking in the right places insures that you will find what you are seeking....and often much, much more. Just a thought in answer to the questions you raise here.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you for stopping by, Manatita!

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      6 years ago from london

      You are not so young, and you do not have time,

      If your ultimate goal is to see your Soul!

      God speed my spirit sister!!

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      I'm glad you liked it, Gypsy. Thanks!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A wonderful poem. Enjoyed.

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Hi Jamie! Thank you for stopping by : )

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      6 years ago from Reno NV

      Powerful words, thank you for sharing. Jamie

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you, Lisa. It's nice to see that you are able to relate.

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      Lisa VanVorst 

      6 years ago from New Jersey

      Another great poem. Often as we get older we look back at our lives and wonder should I have done more? Is this it? Great job

    • Ryem profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Maryland

      Thank you everyone for commenting on my poem! I'm glad you all enjoyed it : )

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      6 years ago from Harrisburlg, Pennsylvania

      Express yourself! This poem is very realistic and conveys what we all have to ask ourselves while looking in our own mirrors. Good thing feeling are only a part of our souls and we supercede the bad ones with the good. Great job expressing yourself through poetry. Voted up!

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      Al Wordlaw 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Being able to express your life poetically is very artistic. It drew me in. I like the MJB video. You're a very talented young lady. Thanks for sharing!

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      6 years ago

      You described your whole life in these few lines , well done ....:-} Don't you worry , theres plenty of beauty in your soul ! I know it .

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      Harish Mamgain 

      6 years ago from New Delhi , India

      Ryem, what a beautiful creation with such nice and lofty thoughts ! You have produced an awesome and soulful poem. Loved reading it and enjoyed myself dipping into the divinity of your beautiful expression.

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      Naomi Novella 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Another great poem Ryem, I love your writing! "My ultimate goal

      is to see and hear with my soul." Yes!

      I also love the photos

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      John Hansen 

      6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful poem Ryem. This could easily be made into a song. Great pics of you too.


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