If you could somehow –
only get a look at me now,
alive, with a surprise kick –
to my birthday number thirty-six;
bet you’d been sure you’d outlast –
the years of mine still slipping passed,
who could’ve known how it’d look –
at the final chapter of your big, bad book;
I don’t mean to convey this fact maliciously –
but, after all, you tried to steal the life from me,
so, you’ll excuse me – for recognizing the irony –
of one more birthday under this belt on me;
so many days filled with bad memories –
nights too afraid to close my eyes to sleep,
at last now, slowly but surely-you’re fading away –
while I trudge through towards next year’s birthday;
I’m not always happy by how my existence is defined –
but I never forget getting a second chance to be alive,
despite the trivial bullshit that keeps me up at night –
life is love – love is truth – and truth burns eternally bright.

14 thoughts on “Kicking.

  1. JMC813 says:

    Happy Birthday Lamb!!!!! You are a youngster. Keep kickin ass my dear friend. You deserve nothing but bright dayze alwayze. Keep the RIGHT foot forward and keep your hands inside the car at all times!!!

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  2. M's Journey says:

    Hey… she looks like she could date my Beast.. (take a look at my blog to see what I mean). And I love the very truthful poem.

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  3. words4jp says:

    Wow – happy birthday:). You are still a youngin’. A hot chick youngin’. And you keep up the kicking ass – it is sexy!

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  4. mindfulaide says:

    As usual: another epic poem that really captures living with PTSD and being a survivor! You are awesome 🙂 You deserve a happy birthday, so yes fuck that asshole and good for you. Time for you to celebrate and enjoy your life for being the strong amazing person you are. ❤ ❤

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