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Topic Creative writing / art

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One Year Ago

Started by Anonymous on 09 October 2013 at 17:22
Edited on 09 October 2013 at 17:22

One Year Ago


What was life like, one year ago?
In our ignorance, we didn’t know
just what was to come, just what lay ahead,
if only we did, what would we have said?



Would we say “Bring it on”? Or - “I don’t really care”!
Or would we shiver and shake with unbearable fear?
What courage we showed then, facing our foe,
the invisible force that hid deep below.



Deep under the surface, just like an iceberg,
chilling our souls and numbing our nerves.
We cried, “why me?” And thought we’d go mad.
But in the end we just felt so sad.



Now all that is over, behind us at last -
but a niggle remains, is it all in the past?
We get on with our lives so calmly - and yet
are we really so sure, and can we forget?



Forget all the worry? Forget all the pain?
And never think it could happen again?
The fear will be there for the rest of our years
but we’ll bury it deep, not think of our fears.


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  • From Anonymous
    30 November 2013 at 21:39

    A year ago now my son, who is 29, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. We have got through a difficult year and this poem just sums up exactly how I am feeling at this moment.

  • From Anonymous
    25 November 2013 at 22:07

    Poems galore, I love this poem. It says everything I have been thinking over the last few weeks.

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