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Lesson Learned

Updated on March 3, 2011
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lesson learned...

my chosen path
treading broken glass
left feet both cut and bleeding
I sold my soul
paid the devil's toll...
red glaring flags unheeding.
desperation led
where all prudence fled
to find myself entangled...
in peril's web
in a psycho's bed...
to end up broke and mangled.
nearly lost my life
to a table knife
in a hand that looked so charming...
lived in fear
in the psycho's sphere,
helpless to disarming.
it took years
of self-pity's tears
my soul to then repurchase
but fought the fight,
choked each bitter bite,
and escaped the blighted circus.
today I know
where I can not go
and own my soul completely.
never more to roam
in a psycho's dome,
I avoid all webs discretely.
I have a voice.
can amend my choice
though I knew it not, for sorrow...
but the battle won
was a lesson spun
into promise of tomorrow.

"Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved."

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      No_Clue 6 years ago

      BeyondMax, thank you. This came from a deep place. Once again, I appreciate you!

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      BeyondMax 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      So powerful, deep and emotional poem, the word images just pierce through the heart, really expressive thoughts!

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Thank you Ryancb...will check you out indeed!

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      Ryan Christopher Beitler 7 years ago from Peachtree, PA

      Very nice detail. I like the picture you paint in the mind throughtout. The image of critters on the face is vivid. Nice read overall. I also write please check me out and I will follow you also ") http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Power-of-Poetry.

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      Nikki Wicked 7 years ago from Louisiana

      scary/creepy little critters if u ask me

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      lol, Amy, to that I am at a loss for words! Thank you for your read and silent comment! (giggle)

      nikkij, I hate spiders too, but they are amazing little critters...not on my face though!!! Thanks for the read and great comment!

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      Nikki Wicked 7 years ago from Louisiana

      simply awesome! i hate spiders. ive been there stuck in the spiders web, cut by the hand that looked so charming. decieved. the picture with the eye and the spider is a good pic. ughhh i so hate spiders though.

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      Amy Becherer 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Speechless you leave me.

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Thank you, Christina...very sweet comment!

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      Christina M. Castro 7 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      If this poem was turned into a movie, I would watch with tears in my eyes- and that is only a reflection of your passion.

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      BenWritings, durn them circuses! I will, my friend, you do the same! Take care!

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      BenWritings 7 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

      I enjoyed your style, and word choice. I have just recently been working toward an escape of my own circus.

      Keep fighting the good fight against life's perils, stay strong, never give in.

      Good, strong piece. Thank you

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Perhaps they are the lyrics of my heart? I am surely glad, though, justom!

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      justom 7 years ago from 41042

      I'm glad they help you, I sure like reading them. You're one of a few on HP that I read and the words just seem to lend themselves to song lyrics. I'm not sure why, but?

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      justom, these words feel like a load of rocks to me that putting into words and verse unloads...I fear I am no light writer...lol...but I will tell you this, friend, my heart sure feels lighter after each write! I so thank you for your faithful reads and comments!

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      justom 7 years ago from 41042

      You really write some heavy words...and weave them well. Nice!! Peace!! Tom

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      No_Clue 7 years ago

      Thank you, my loyal friend...

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      janbee 7 years ago

      No_Clue....this is a very powerful piece of work!Touched my soul...Voted up & awesome!Blessings to you,my friend!

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