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It's Not Easy~6

Itís Not Easy

 

So you think that right now you've got it bad

Then think about the life you could've had

There are children who have no one at all

And nobody cares when they trip and fall

Consider yourself one of the precious few

If you've got people who care about you

You've never known what it is to be alone

Or not had a place you couldn't call home

You only get one chance so do not blow it

Don't tarnish your gift before you show it

Everything you do in life comes back around

It follows you until your laid in the ground

There is something else I want to make clear

We each are special or you wouldn't be here

Sometimes it's not easy getting past your youth

And I don't want to lie so that is the truth

So here's a little advice right to you from me

Don't make your life harder than it has to be

I aint saying not to be who it is you are

But remember your past can leave a scar

 

~Dedicated to B~DeRock~

Author's Notes:
I wrote this for a friend of mines niece-
Her Father committed suicide and her Mom died in a bike wreck-
Brittany ended up living with her Grandmother who was always there for her-
Then when she hit her teens and became what teens are--Rebellious
She felt like the rules that were given to her were out of line-
Even though she was ending up in the juvenile detention center-
Eventually she allowed her anger over this to overcome her and she struck her Grandma-
I sat her down and explained that this is the only family she had-
I was Mad as hell-
These words came directly after that conversation-
So remember this my friends-
At some point all life given is taken-
And all we have to reflect upon after that is the feeling that those who loved us gave-
Do you really want pain to be mixed with that remembrance-
Peace~
James
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Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on September 13, 2010 10:38:44 PM Report
I read this at least once already, but I want to say that I hope she woke up  and realized what she had in her Grandma that went to bat for her and took her in.  Not all Grandmas will or can do this for their Grandkids.  If she didn't wake up, I hope that she does soon.

Damon

Comment By: FreeMoonStar on June 19, 2010 12:58:36 AM Report
Wow this is powerful What I liked about this is all the truth inside..  I have had many friends die on bikes, leaving their children without parents, so I can relate very well to this one James.. Great advice and words of wisdom that jumped off the page right at the reader.. 

 

 

Moonie xxx 

Comment By: FreeKimber Turpin on January 3, 2009 11:41:40 PM Report
James, firstly, this is going into my favorites. Secondly, this is a splendid piece you have penned! I hope many will heed the message you have given here. I don't think anyone could have said this any better, my friend.

Hugs,
Gypsy

Comment By: FreeRachel on November 27, 2008 11:38:04 PM Report
This is extactly what I needed to hear right now. I've gone through a lot and are still struggling but this puts it in perpective. I never really had a home growing up and now I'm trying to provide one for my daughter now, and its really hard but this really helped brighten my day, thank you.

Comment By: FreeDavid Rojas on September 5, 2008 12:59:05 AM Report
There's no lying in you, Mr. Lagoski.

I've never had the pleasure of meeting you, but over the years I've grown to know you through your poetry, and can sense that when you start talking- people start listening.

Brooding write you got here, and it doesn't skip around the balls of it all; it really hits home.

--David Rojas

Comment By: Freederral on September 4, 2008 01:35:00 PM Report
Somewhere along the way, the earth became gray and the night became day.  without hope and reasons to develop, the oceans went away.  but I hear them arriving and I see the skies darkening, and the earth brightening.  And what was it that I said all those nights ago, "the power of evil is forming in the void.  the power of good is forming in the soul.  and nothing will stop us now."  when did i lose hope?  and when did evil become anything but the distance between two lovers?  And when did good become so nice?  Not in these skies and not in these lies.  Something trails us now, something less.  It manifested in my mind and leaped into this page.  The void is coming and the void must not stay.  The darkness wont allow for it and the light cant live with it.  What was it that i chanted in my dreams?  What was it the tao was trying to say.  What is this place?

Comment By: FreeWide Awake on August 31, 2008 07:25:03 PM Report
An awesome write, James, as always.

Wise thoughts, penned eloquently.  A pleasure to read.

Hugs,
Pamela

Comment By: FreeDavid on August 20, 2008 10:06:10 PM Report
Absolutely wonderful. Has a very important message behind it. Now that I'm a little older and wiser I am glad for the things I did have though it wasn't much. This reflects on everyone my friend.

David

Comment By: PremiumJoe McNinney on August 19, 2008 06:26:22 AM Report
Excellent piece and a great and true message James. Joe
Comment By: FreeDamon D. Brewer on August 15, 2008 12:20:42 AM Report
James this is an excellent poem.  I hope the young lady straightened out after your talk with her.  She was really very lucky; all that could have happened to her and she not had a Grandma to be there for her.  What would she have done then?  Gone to a juvenile home--probably!  Great job here my friend!
Damon

Comment By: FreeRhonda Marie Hayman on August 14, 2008 06:24:39 AM Report
I liked this. It is true. I am a Life Coach and I tell thigs like that to my students. ife must be made the best of. What you think it is, it is.
I enjoyed reading your work, this is the first time I have.. hmmm .
Rhonda

Comment By: FreeMilton Roy on August 11, 2008 09:21:35 AM Report

Hello James..Your lines are so true..I am sure every reader will feel drawn to it ...wonderful poem...great read.


Rahbar.


Comment By: FreeCeeCee on August 10, 2008 11:09:15 AM Report

Well done, James.  How fortunate this young woman is to have a grandmother who cares for her and friend who speaks truth into her life.


CeeCee


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 10, 2008 12:11:41 AM Report
JAMES....Life is a battlefield... what can you do? just try to explain somehow  and make it through...
 Awesome poem to the bones of our life ... sometimes just sorrow and strife... Brilliant poem
.. Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeCathy on August 9, 2008 08:12:16 PM Report
I really hope she listen to you, she has had so much to deal with has she gotten any help.. I really loved this write so true and wise many people need to stop and read this write...I loved it Exceptional,  good luck
..........hugs Cathy





 


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