DOCTOR SEUSS SAYS: LIFE GOES ON

DOCTOR SEUSS SAYS: LIFE GOES ON

A Poem by Linda Crawford Ortiz
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Things aren't always as they seem...

"

I've lied to myself as I've lain by myself

and I figure I've failed 'cause I know

that the stories I tell are a pretty hard-sell

even to me. For you see, even though

I kept telling myself that I couldn't survive...

that...without you nearby...I'm not alive.

My heart won't even pretend to believe me.

My head refused to suspend with the truth.

Instead, time passed and I've not breathed my last--

I've more time to do before joining you;

but I'm sane, good or bad,

I've not really gone mad.

It just appears that, in spite of all fears,

it's only the lonleyness causing these tears

and eating my time by days, months, and years.

I've much more to give, something special to do.

That must be, 'cause otherwise,

I'd be gone too.

 

 

But, instead,

I just lie here...thinking of you.


© 2008 Linda Crawford Ortiz



Author's Note

Linda Crawford Ortiz
We don't go mad, not really, when circumstances change every facet of our lives. We just wake up in a different place at a different time...and in a different frame of mind. Madness, possibly, would be a relief.

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Linda.....this is so very powerful.It beams even through somber revalation that light of purpose and destiny shines through.
An undeniable reason to wake up and win the struggle not to lose that ...no ...
not to lose "this" time.

I'm sooooo...glad you came back...you always bless my spirit !

Blessssssssss

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Interesting combination of a light-hearted rhythm and a serious subject!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Linda.....this is so very powerful.It beams even through somber revalation that light of purpose and destiny shines through.
An undeniable reason to wake up and win the struggle not to lose that ...no ...
not to lose "this" time.

I'm sooooo...glad you came back...you always bless my spirit !

Blessssssssss

Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Oh waht a great write. Wonderful rhythm and such a lesson to be learned for us all. I think many of us can empathize with the feelings you so adeptly express here. Great write. Thank you.
Light,
Siddartha


Posted 9 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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