Drifting By

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    I suffer was diagnosed with depression.  Knowing who I am, having this disease is overwhelming at times and it hard to focus and I get lost.

    Drifting By

    A drifter co-existing in my mind

    of indifference

    Remembering when the two were unified

    mind and being
     

    The proof of change

    pierces my skin

    like acid rain

    I can’t feel

    I can't breathe    

    My heart is bitter

    with the sour taste of reality

    I sweeten my perception 

    but the bitterness persists
     

    I masked my fears

    with shaded spectacles

    and a crooked smile 

    but my action reveals all

    even though there’s nothing left

     

    Bandaging my wounds

    With anointed oils

    To cover the scars 

    of a foolish pass        

    and broken faith 
           
     

    The time passes 

    but the bruises remain unhealed

    Stinging through my memory

    Staggering through my conscience

    I lose focus

    my future distorted

    with false beliefs of better tomorrows’

     

    Lost in darkness of lonely nights

    On my knees I fall

    to the Lord I sigh

    I just can’t go on drifting by 
      

    I need to live now

    before I die

     

    By Luv Li 09ed, 4/15/09

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    jickyjack commented on Drifting By

    06-21-2010

    Another wonderful poem. Again your message is a realistic one to those suffering yet it is uplifting also. Thanks for these poems.

    aliciagall

    01/12/2011

    I suffered but God has lifted me up and my poems express what I am feeling at the time... It gets better!! Thanks for your comment.

    ISWASALWAYS commented on Drifting By

    10-27-2009

    Only he can heal and comfort our sorrows and pain. The only one who leads us from temptation and change. He uses us as messengers to all those that listen............ To share in all our experiences of that particular place and time......... Thanks for Being my 1st Friend on OP.com

    Clementinewoods commented on Drifting By

    10-20-2009

    You are so right to lean and depend on the Lord, because He is able to supply all your needs according to His riches in Glory. All a person has to do is believe, keep the faith and wait on God's timing. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful heart-touching poem. God bless!!!

    aliciagall

    10/21/2009

    things are only right when I am one with God. I need him to survive. Thanks again for your comments..

    AlexBricker commented on Drifting By

    10-16-2009

    Your brave, fellow feeler. I corner a thought, on something you wrote in your profile, and I additionally feel when I read this poem. I am hard to tangible silence myself, and the difficulties that arise from a spoken word, entreaty their illustrious escape, and its sometimes, no mostly, for me, alas, solitary mode of locomotion: my pencil, my pen, my pixel freedom, somewhere between the lines of a written thought. I remember my grandmother, an artist, a poet, and a dreamer. She'd say to me, after a brief sigh, sad child, my melancholy-est grand-daughter, you see, sadness and depression are but side-effects of being an artist and deep feeler. And lo, it is your inner balance that will levy, a distance or a tender connection, between it being a great gift, or a weighted burden. Balance for me is gravely difficult. I find my own similar drift, when it becomes to much for small me to carry. Whether it is my canvas, a blank piece of paper, or the strangest of anonymous requiem here, that seems so free in loosed pixels, I ultimately seek to tether. So it seems... it is always the creation, that makes me feel... a little bit better. So beautiful and free are your words...

    aliciagall

    10/16/2009

    Thank you for recognizing my plight. Writing to me is the side effects of what I have seen and learned. I surrendered to depression, sadness and almost death but I realized that the demons of my past are trying to strip me of my spirituality and my faith. I now know what I am capable of and that my gifts from God are also my purpose. I am here and I exist because my words will teach, enlighten, save people from loneliness, sadness, solitude etc... I have evolved above what they said I was and I am. I want the WORLD to know the GOD in me and why I LOVE him and HUMANITY. I live life now and you will know my trials with a turn of a page (or the click of the mouse. It is okay to be a deep thinker or feel deeply because you love forever. Thanks for your comments.

    BlaQReign commented on Drifting By

    10-15-2009

    You have mad skills, and I will certainly be reading more of your work...I ty, for sharing....BlaQ

    aliciagall

    10/15/2009

    Thank you for reading. I want to do what I do for you to feel what I do and be able to apply it to what you do. Keep reading and sharing. Thanks again.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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