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Steal This Poem and Improve Your Life…by Chris Noe

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Steal This Poem and Improve Your Life

A false livelihood is among us here

They put her in a corner over there

Rape is a real sickness fueled by pressure

 

Communication is evaporating

We all want to be heard under street lights

That shine our thoughts and awaken reality

 

Life’s highways lead to unbelievable places

 

The warmth and comfort of these words

“It’s gonna be okay” is all you need to hear

Yet horror surrounds the peace in our hearts

 

There’s no way to escape the jaws of pain

When your best friend discounts your existence

From their world permanently

 

Or when the girl you once loved suddenly stomps on your soul

 

Who steals your identity?

 

Grandmother dies without saying goodbye

Your baby leaves this earth before you even get to say hi

 

Your loneliness leads you to painkillers and whiskey

To mask the agonies of anxiety and despair

 

Your therapist can no longer help you

And tells you to just move on

 

The bullying becomes too much to handle

Humiliation

 

Social media captures and suffocates you

Until there is no you

Then madness feels like the answer

 

Remember to hear the music of poets

To listen to the words that speak to you

 

Music saves

 

They are sounds the soul needs to hear

 

To look in the mirror and see you as someone

Who matters in this world

 

Pick up the phone and call

Reach out to family and talk

 

Sleep won’t fix it

Drugs won’t fix it

Solitude won’t fix it

 

Instead

 

Walk along the beach

Listen to the waves

Feel the warm sand run through your toes

Stroll down the sidewalk

On a sunny day and soak up the fresh air

Smile at strangers

Do what makes you happy

Strum your guitar strings

Free your mind from cerebral slavery

 

Do not hesitate to fulfill your dreams

One day at a time

Find laughter at a zoo

Watching children feed the goats

 

Visit a support group and listen to their stories

Learn to let go of the past

Forgive yourself

Love that person in the mirror

Wave at your reflection in the pond

You are never alone

 

The world is filled with kindness

Remove those regrets

Fill your emotions with laughter

And compassion

Reach out and never let go once you’ve

Grabbed a hold of true love

And it will carry you far

The rest of the way

On your life’s journey

 

by Chris Noe

 

 

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Writer, Poet and Music geek

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