alone, afraid, crying in the night

Alone
Afraid
Crying in the night
Or is it early morn
Not long before dawn
Can’t see
Can’t tell
Don’t care

It’s all so hard
It’s just so hard
Get me out of here!

I can’t go on
It’s all too hard
I can’t live like this
I just can’t
I can’t…

I’ve hurt so many
Kids
Family
Friends
It’s not fair on them
That I should be
Me
As I am
Yet not as I want to be

It’s hard
It’s just so hard…
To be me
It shouldn’t be.

But stop
Wait
I can’t do it
Can’t leave them alone
Have to find my way back…
The road home

I won’t live like this
But yes,
I will live
Determined
Stubborn
Scared…
But I do care
I want more

And I know it’s out there
somewhere….

©Jan Stead JEMproductions, 2008

alone, afraid, crying in the night

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Artist's Description

While this is a personal poem full of meaning for me, I did not truly expect anyone else to really ‘get it’; yes, there might be some who related to it or were touched by it, but nothing more ~ or so I thought.

That was until a wonderful new member of the Red Bubble community, RoxyLust told me she would like to paint it!
I was stunned and humbled to begin with, but when I viewed her finished piece, Revealing and Vulnerable my response turned to amazement that she could see so much in this piece and then create such a poignant and perceptive work of art.

Thank you Roxy! I am truly humbled.

: )

Now see what Roxy has done…

and she’s re-titled it too!
Thank you thank you thank you Roxy!

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