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The War Within

by Praveen Kumar

I am supposed to be happy,
on the brink of something new,
exciting and life changing,
a moment of unprecedented magnitude;

but here i am sulking,
sad, angry and confused,
it’s as if happiness and sadness
are waging a pitched battle in my mind;War Within - The War Within

i sat watching, numb, cold and powerless,
as my spirit tried desperately to broker peace,
i feel like i am trapped,
stuck in the middle;

scared inside, the pain refuses to let go,
as my world comes crashing down from within,
i try desperately to claw my way back in,
for one more attempt at life;

a life that has all promises,
a life that is mine to live,
and a life that is meant to happy,
and joyous;

i do not know how, i tried to know why,
but the more i tried, the deeper i plunged
into this war within myself;

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8 comments

Phudolma May 16, 2012 - 9:35 am

…… wow u write really well!! i love it when u write poems, sometimes it defines my life and thats the best part!! keep going… u are doing it well!! 🙂

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Rupesh Popli May 17, 2012 - 12:06 am

Gud one…but could have been deeper..

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Ranu June 5, 2012 - 9:26 am

Beautiful.

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sarithakrishnan July 1, 2012 - 4:40 am

hello…mr.praveen…ur poems were awesome…vry expressive..pursuasive… a still deeper expression can give more life to ur poem…u r doing well…

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Shavia July 5, 2012 - 12:25 am

When I read the poem I felt as if my thoughts are pouring down in words..gud one

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eriemorganmaples July 31, 2012 - 4:15 pm

i thought that one was very dark and inspiring to read

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erie morgan August 4, 2012 - 4:07 pm

i love it it’s very dark and tht’s what i love about the poem

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cudjoe October 27, 2012 - 7:08 am

It appears we have something in common. Your writings are really inspirational.

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