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Another Day, An Old Day

A New Day,

And I ask God,

Please keep me sober

Because I need a painkiller.

Another Day,

And another victory:

I did not go out to buy the gun.

Another Day,

And I have the tree,

But I did not have a good rope.

Another Day,

And I inch back into the wicked storms,

Begging for a hurricane to bury me

In millions of pearls of sand,

Lifeless, bright, shiny sand.

 

 

Shared with One Stop Poetry’s One Shot Wednesday.  I love what they are doing there.

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  1. #1 by Carl on December 7, 2010 - 7:15 am

    I am grateful for your comment. It is appreciated, especially from one who would not be named!

  2. #2 by Stranger on December 7, 2010 - 11:33 pm

    I love the feel here – the feeling that surviving is part effort, part chance and lots of prayer and excuses. I believe that another day is a good thing even on those days it seems otherwise. I have to tell myself this so that I survive to experience yet another day. Lovely poem!

    • #3 by Carl on December 8, 2010 - 7:26 am

      Thank you for your comment.

  3. #4 by Scent of my heart on December 7, 2010 - 11:38 pm

    Nice word choice, I

    • #5 by Scent of my heart on December 7, 2010 - 11:40 pm

      I like very much ” And I have the tree,But I did not have a good rope.”. Sorry for the comment cut into two, it was by mistake. Thanks for sharing this!

      • #6 by Carl on December 8, 2010 - 7:25 am

        Thank you for commenting. I appreciate it.

  4. #7 by moondustwriter on December 7, 2010 - 11:42 pm

    Each day a victory of sorts
    You really deal with the tortured life well
    that push and pull you handle adeptly

    thanks for sharing with One Shot

    moonie smiles

    • #8 by Carl on December 8, 2010 - 7:26 am

      Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it, and I get to learn.

  5. #9 by brian on December 8, 2010 - 10:58 am

    another day i survive is another good one..love the varying viewpoints throughout…

    • #10 by Carl on December 8, 2010 - 10:13 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Brian.

  6. #11 by Eric on December 8, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    Just as long as you keep having another day. Heavy One Shot, Carl!

    • #12 by Carl on December 8, 2010 - 10:14 pm

      Yes, Eric, we hope that not all another days are like this. Thanks for your comment.

  7. #13 by deLi on December 8, 2010 - 5:29 pm

    another day, perhaps offers refreshing possibility?

    • #14 by Carl on December 8, 2010 - 10:17 pm

      Thank you for commenting, deLi. You are right that there is a darkness here, and we certainly hope that there is possibility in each day.

  8. #15 by Tony Single on December 8, 2010 - 8:03 pm

    Oh wow. This just knocked me down and then picked me up again. I have lived that life, and you’ve captured the brutal beauty(?) of it. Gotta step away and breathe again… 🙂

    • #16 by Carl on December 8, 2010 - 10:12 pm

      Breathing is the key activity for me on some days! Thank you for your comment.

  9. #17 by SenderUpWords on December 9, 2010 - 9:37 am

    You’ve captured my struggle quite well. While I don’t believe in the religious God I do cry out to the universe all the time. Great One Shot. Love and Light, Sender

    • #18 by Carl on December 9, 2010 - 9:23 pm

      Thank you for your comment. It is rewarding if we are able to catch someone’s experience.

  10. #19 by Steve Isaak on December 10, 2010 - 12:16 pm

    Solid, direct work.

    • #20 by Carl on December 10, 2010 - 7:30 pm

      Thank you, Steve. I appreciate it.

  11. #21 by pete marshall on December 10, 2010 - 3:51 pm

    a well written great share with one shot…cheers pete

    • #22 by Carl on December 10, 2010 - 7:30 pm

      Pete – Thank you for your comment.

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