Poem of the Week: Uncertainties of Life

Welcome back, readers!

Time for yet another “Poem of the Week,” the title and message of which should both speak for themselves. Hopefully, however, the topic presented in the poem below will be more a thing of the past for the masses than it has been for the past several years and that change for the better is just around the corner. That being said, let’s dive in…

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Uncertainties of Life

July 26, 2012

 

So many years struggling to stay above water,

To keep myself from drowning in self-pity.

So long have I faced the uncertainties of life,

A prisoner within my own dead-end city.

I can’t blame it all on fate, however;

So much in life I have taken for granted,

And so ashamed of myself am I for

Throwing away everything I’ve been handed.

As for all I’ve earned, sadly it doesn’t add up.

In fact, much of it has held me back,

And often have I been left scratching my head,

Wondering just how I’ve gotten the knack

To put myself through hell, no matter what I do,

No matter where I go to seek stability.

Too much or not enough is how it’s been for so long,

And no longer is time an ally for me.

Something has to give if I hope to move forward.

Something has to change if I’m to move on,

And with each passing day, time fades away.

My best years, in fact, are already gone.

As for me, I’ll keep doing whatever I can

To straighten myself out before my faith dies

And I end up seeing my future crumble

To dust right before my very eyes.

Will the future be better? I can’t say I know,

Only ‘cause I’ve been through the cycle for so long,

But I will say that I certainly hope so.

Until then, however, I know I need to be strong.

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Well, that should do it for now. I hope this week’s “Poem of the Week” has struck just the right chord with everyone and that you all will look forward to my next installment of this segment, where I plan on showcasing yet another recent poem of mine for all eyes to read. In the meantime, thank you for reading, and feel free to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already. Also, as always, check out my author page at Smashwords.com for current and future releases, follow me on Twitter @DustinMWeber, and until we meet again, happy reading!

Regards,

Dustin M. Weber

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