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Author Name: Freefanofjims 9 Comments
Date Added: December 13, 2006 08:12:48 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Facing Confusion~8

Facing Confusion


Facing confusion I spread my wings and fly

Until growing lost in darkness stealing the sky

But back on the ground everything has changed

The world always seems a little more deranged

I donít know what to do and I donít have a clue

And I see a few others who feel the same way too

Because our existence is being reduced to dust

As the winds of destruction now begin to gust

There are too many children committing suicide

Feeling purpose for tomorrow completely died

Their minds were socially abused and confused

They could find nothing left to keep them amused

This is a worldwide plague thatís getting worse

Because weíre painting existence into a curse

So will you open up your eyes and please realize

Each time this planet cries another piece of it dies

Author's Notes:
I was editing the pages for my 8th book
The Journey~Following Maps to Evermore
And this poem really stayed in my mind-
As many of you know, my writing began 13 years ago
When my best friend Bill commited suicide on Nov,18 1993-
So although Christmas is a time of joy for many, there are
also those it brings depression to-
And with times being as hard as they are anymore,
I wanted to take a minute to say give each person you
encounter a smile or a nod-
Ask how they're doing and really care about their answer-
It may be the greatest gift you offer this year-
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Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on December 29, 2006 08:32:53 AM Report
dearest James

                  as another year draws to a close I want to thank you for all you put out to the world in every way you can. Creator see those who uplift...your friend's tragic death was not in vain as I hope you are able to see now..... with the eyes of the eagle who sees far...... and not the land dweller who relies on others.

Blessings and peace to you and yours for 2007 Ali x

Comment By: FreeMISS_VEE on December 19, 2006 08:08:11 AM Report


bloody good write n its goin straight in my faves


i love the way you write with so much insight and knowledge. i love the structure of this poem.

ya no wat. fuck it. it just rocks real good.


love Vee xx

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on December 16, 2006 03:09:16 PM Report
Lots of gloom and doom in this world. How we handle it builds character. Civilizations have always bounced back. Terrific write, Joe
Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on December 14, 2006 08:48:02 PM Report
Pretty gloony picture, James...You are right about the troubling times, but civization has been no stranger to troubling times..
Comment By: FreeGlata on December 14, 2006 10:47:09 AM Report
So often it is hard to keep the spirit and will to live going...and people are not always able to look ahead and see that there's hope and a chance each day to make a new life....and it breaks my heart daily to hear about those that have attempted or succeeded in suicide.

One thing I always do, no matter how bad I feel, is smile and speak to people...especially those that seem so down. Sometimes they respond, other times they don't, but I still feel that it's of utmost importance to never lose touch with those around me.

Bless you, James...You have a wonderful soul and heart....

Hugs to ya!

Your sis in NC


Comment By: FreePamela A. Lamppa on December 13, 2006 12:16:53 PM Report
I wish everyone would read this piece.  So very very true and moving. How do we give hope to our young when we ourselves struggle with it? *sigh*  Something's GOT to give.  Excellent as always James.  Excellent as always. ~Pam
Comment By: Freenoah count on December 13, 2006 10:12:13 AM Report
Well said, as always.  May your children not tell you to buzz off during the upcoming holidays.  Peace to you and yours, well for that matter, to everyone, noah 
Comment By: FreeH. Louise on December 13, 2006 10:06:34 AM Report
Amazing. I particularly love the part about the purpose for tomorrow completely died. It's so true.  The purpose of everything seems to be fading slowly too. Take christmas for example. Children are being raised to believe it's about the presents. I remember the times when finding even an orange in my stocking would be more than I'd expected.  
A smile to someone can really make their day. I love it when people smile at me - it's a rare thing to see these days.
I think I've rambled a bit, but what I mean by all this is:
An excellent piece of writing, with a wonderful message to it.
Keep up the good work!


Comment By: Freeleahlopez on December 13, 2006 09:05:29 AM Report
When i was a child, i grew up in misery, due to circumstances. However, i still at that moment beleived in fairytales and dreams so i grew up expecting life to fall into place. That my fears as a kid would slowly go away. I smiled at people on the way to school, to college, to jobs. I got in return was a funny look, and that is how people are these days. They only care about themselves, this world i know now is not a fairytale, but a sample of hell. This world today is full of hate, violence, and tears.

So bring on the hereos in books and films, because we need them to save the world.

Excellant write.




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