Life's Bullets

Life's Bullets

A Poem by SamSim27

A story of self discovery and inner strength

I don't need anyone.
I've learned not to.
I've been taught by life's cruel lessons
   that needing someone, 
         keeps you in the firing line.
The only way to survive life's bullets
  is to patch up those wounds yourself,
to fight through that pain
to walk proudly and powerfully into the path of every bullet
and take the hit
Knowing that you,
and you alone,
will heal yourself
almost perfectly.

But, my god, do i want someone who knows
that i do not need them.
Someone who is not intimidated by the knowledge
that there is nothing they could give me,
that i cannot give to myself.
someone who is very aware that they do not complete me,
but only add to the complexity and strength of my character.

I am so tired.

I would love to walk toward those bullets,
safe in the knowledge that someone else will take a couple for me.
Not because they doubt my ability to take the hit.
Not because they doubt my strength to get back up.
But because they admire my healing hands and want to feel them at work.

To be strong in my vulnerability.
To be powerful in my fragility.
To be safe in the knowledge that i am perfectly me without them,
but want absolutely nothing else
but them.

© 2017 SamSim27

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This was a very good read, a strong/powerful story yet gentle and soft.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Thank you so much for reading.
Joey Nizz

3 Years Ago

Your welcome :)
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This was awesome! I loved the hard soul with a soft spot that wants love it doesn't need it.

Strong and soft all at once. Nice f*****g write!!!!!!! 👊🏼

Posted 3 Years Ago


3 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
This was the easiest piece I've ever written, but one of the hardest to r.. read more

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Added on June 15, 2017
Last Updated on June 15, 2017



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