I’ll Be Okay

I’ll be okay I always say
Those three words I say again and again
It’s been thirty-nine years in this life of mine
And it feels like I do this all of the time

I’ve felt love and bliss
and that feeling from a kiss
I’ve seen beauty, hope, and people cope
With life and loss and the meaning of a cross
I’ve had fun in the sun and laughter in the rain
A marriage, a job, some success came my way

Yet through it all
It never ever ever ever failed to find me
I’ve felt pain in ways that’ll last for days
But always seems to go away

I’ve felt lost, ashamed, embarrassed, and blamed
But I’ve always lived to see those brighter days
I’ve been manic, confused, and unsure what to do
But I never gave up when I thought I should lose

I have strength that would blow your mind
I have strength that some have never seen before
A strength you won’t see in my arms and chest
A strength you won’t see in my legs and neck

But unbelievable strength to endure stress
Unbelievable strength to overcome my sadness
Unbelievable strength to help me breath

When a person’s depressed and feeling defeated
All they can think about
Is ending the pain

Trying to breath is their biggest challenge
I use my strength and my strongest power

I love myself
Because I’m all that matters

12 thoughts on “I’ll Be Okay

  1. Really great piece!

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  2. Beautifully written….

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  3. Hey, I liked your poem a lot xx i need to share this. x
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  4. great thank you for sharing ..keep strong


  5. escapingtheotherme April 21, 2017 — 12:24 pm

    Love this!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Beautiful message with hope. Needed that. Thank you.

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  7. Wowww …… Stunned to see such power in words. Wish i could use so much power in my life. Not every person have the courage to fight back.
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  8. Very nice word man. The struggle for guys like us is real and deadly. Hanging on sometimes is all we can do. Coming up with anything even if the relevance is stupid, just to make it another day if we have to. Thanks man. I understand and I hurt.

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  9. I particularly love the last line of the poem about loving yourself as this has to be the key to everything as you say. I do not yet love myself as I am striving to have a perfect body and think no man I want will want me unless I have this. I am also quite verbally abusive towards myself when I make a mistake or am slow. I am trying to change this but self love is a hard battle to win when you have been told you are ugly and useless by your parents from a very young age! Good luck with your journey.

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