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My life, although I haven't lived a great lot of it yet, has never really been easy. I wish I could express it as a picture, to try and make people understand. But I can't. It's an aurora of emotions. And no one can reach them - but me.

Sometimes I don't think I want to reach them. They hurt a lot and the pain is etched into my soul. Whatever I do, I will never, ever forget. All I can do is move on.

The Stronger Side

I walked along the ocean,
my head bowed low in sorrow,
I hardly handled today,
how do I cope with tomorrow?

The day was like every other,
the pain the grief inside,
my strength was running out,
I could no longer hide.

The pain was immense that day,
it had never been that bad,
and all of a sudden, out of the blue,
I didn't feel as sad.

Something happened that day,
the weight became like a feather,
it'll never be entirely gone though,
the memories are there forever.

Although I still look back and cry,
I had a friend to confide,
She means the whole world to me,
She helped me reach the stronger side.
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27 Visitor Comments

tis poem is very strong and touching i love it alot it has alot of meaning
What beautiful words to blessed with a best friend is something we thank god for and to be written about we thank our souls for.
omgi love this one its so much like me and my bestfriend sam v. thank you for lettin me read this i love it
my grandma died nov. 15 and this reminded me of what my cousin and i are going thru. its hard and rough but its good to know that there is hope still ahead.
i am 13 years old and i inspire the work that is put in your poems . This shows your feelings and expresses ypurself . Ypur poem is great!
I truley loved your poem it touched my heart. i think every body can relate to your poem. I hope it touches others as it touched me. great job!
Wow, that was so beautiful, ur poem touch my heart. God bless you!
love your poem, i admire your ability to put the emotions down in words! keep it up.
I love this poem because it reminds me of my ex-boyfriend and I, we went through a lot this past school year and honestly I miss him so much even if he hurt me real bad I still love him at heart and no matter what I will always remember him.
I recently lost my job, and if it hadn't been for my "special" friend, I'm not sure I would of gotten thru it. This poem conveys my feelings for her & her friendship.
This poem so perfectly describes a friendship that is dear to me. It is as though my own feelings flowed through the author. It's depth has reached my inner core.
this poem make me remember my best friend for she always take the stronger side for me. tha's why i love this poem.
wow, you are wounderful. cant even put it in words. you say what my heart feels.
Fabulous poem. it's really touchign and somethign that can be related to!
Your poem is very moving, but as your mother, it tore at my heart.
Yeah. My life has been a bit like that. Isn't is soo great when you finally find that one special friend, who will listen and not condemn, laugh, or tease you about your feelings? I have found my friend, and I'm not sure where I would be today without her. Thanks. Great writing!
One could feel the emotions and turmoil expressed, the words were so beautifully tied together. Strong poem of a beautful truth.
I enjoyed your poem it was touching great work!
very nice i enjoy the poem simple/sweet i write poems like these as well
I was going through a rough time. And I didn't know how to thank a good friend of mine until I stubbled across this poem.
It hit the spot, the word just jump at me
This poem touched my heart and reminded me so much of my life today! Thanks for being able to put into words what my heart can only feel.
I loved this poem, it truely moved me. I lost my aunt a month ago to cancer. My friend Shelly along with my best friend Kevin helped me threw my time of sorrow. Without them I dont think I could have made it threw it. Thank you for giving me a way to express to them both how thankful I am for having such wonderful friends.
It made me cry..Thank you. I've been there too..

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