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Why Me?


why me

I am exhausted walking on life’s highway,
trying to keep pace in this frantic journey
i take 10 steps forward only to be dragged 20 steps backwards,
by invisible hands that come out of nowhere.

tearing me apart from within,
i struggle to find a meaning to all this,
why me? why now? what did i do to deserve this?
injustice? perhaps. unfair? most likely.

as the lights on the horizon grow dimmer and dimmer,
my pace trickling down to a crawl
i look for a sign, i seek out assistance,
but all that i get is empty assurances;

with one last heave, i pulled myself up
and began this journey slowly, at my own pace,
towards the horizon, unmindful of the speed the world is moving at,
slowly, steadily and in the shadows where no one can see me!

Why me?

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Thabiso motsoane November 14, 2014 - 1:32 am

Wow it is so amazing how people can talk their minds through poetry part wel done

erica morgan maples November 17, 2014 - 12:36 am

okay that poem is so sad, it made me want to cry when i read it, good job to whoever wrote this tremendous poem

Rohan November 22, 2014 - 1:14 pm


Wow, that was really sad, but at the same time reflecting the reality of the today’s world.

I have read somewhere, we shouldn’t ask why me, instead we should be strong and say, try me.

Nice poem though. Have a great week.

Hennessey December 12, 2020 - 1:46 am

Hello I loved it wow but sad 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


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