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poetry off the top of my head

Updated on January 4, 2013

title: mentor

I tried to follow you
Every step you said to take
Every lesson taught to learn
With a heart and will at stake
Every punishment received
Every hope and gain we seized
It was never good enough
For a sense of pride, or self-esteem

Living day to day- as your shadow tamed and torn
Supposed to be your pride and joy
I wasn't put here I was born
Looked daily for a guide; a sign without critique
What I got was broken words and years that craved a night of sleep
Spent a better year seeking self esteem
It seemed to wash down the drain, as a flowing stream
Now each day is reaching for something more
Trying to fill a void of loss that pumps at the core

It used to be a time; when I wondered whats a heart
A piece of something more; something broken, just a part
A puzzle piece; a half; the ignition to a start
Cause without that drive, that care to just believe
Leaves an empty man, a shadow, that can't see

Reach past it all; see past the names
The labels brush off like a stain
The value to just be yourself; it grants a hope that stays
Cause with each step without fear, gives hope for further days
It's not about how you're seen, it's about being you
Without the strength to be yourself, there's nothing left to do

So wave the pain aside and cling, the world in your grasp
And swallow all thats meant to be, live each day like it's the last

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      Lee Franczyk 5 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

      Very passionate. I enjoyed reading it.

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