No Matter How Hard I Try...
2001-06-01 14:30:51 (UTC)

And No Matter What Happens, Our World Will Heal

i wrote this poema dn my friend Daniel tiold me to enter it
ina poetry contest, but its too long. I sent this to all
my friends and got many replies. But think of this as your

I remember a time when each day was so long,
When the world was a playground and my life a song,
And i fluttered through years with barely a care,
Ignoring the future and what waited there.

School was interesting and filled with delights,
I played away each day and dreamt away each night,
My parents thought i had nothing to fear,
And no matter what happened, they were always there.

Little i knew about the outside world,
Where tragedy and sorrow and murder roamed,
All i saw was beautiful blue skies, vibrant rainbows and
lucent stars,
I looked beyond construction of buildings and cars.

As a child, my biggest concern was myself,
i had to be happy and had to be free,
if i was content a tear would never find my face,
And no matter what, i'd still be here.

But as i grow up, the darkness is setting in,
my beautiful world is now a dull concrete tin,
i see the violence and pain i looked beyond once before,
My friendships die and my heart falls on the floor.

Disease enters the bodies of those i care for,
there are landfills below, and pollution above.
I think back to when life was fun and games,
But no matter what, things will never be the same.

there are days i just break down and want to die,
to give up completely, to end this all.
I try to hold my head up and push through,
i have so much to give and so much yet to do.

And now i know that it will be hard,
i try to throw on a smile and play the right cards,
i try to give my all, to help others and to love.
No matter what, life will bloom yet again,
the strength i don't have will come from God.

Take my hand and trough the darkness we'll go,
if we stand united, we cannot fall.
As long as we care and remember to feel,
No matter what happens, our world will heal.
~Ashley Bott