Perpetual Struggle

(Personal Note – I am ok. I’ve been sick a long time, I’m hurt and I’m angry – but I’m ok!)

Weekend Writing Prompt #290 – Perpetual
Challenge 84 Words
Hosted by Sammi Cox

Born into negativity
married into disapproval

Sibling rivalry
perpetually perpetuated

Products of my womb
now hostile antagonists

Unskilled false dreams
adversity reigned

Physical body attacks
pain and disease

Gnarled joints entwine
form boney cages

Love trust
loyalty promised

Attach to the unattainable
heartache despair
Perpetual loneliness

Anger steams boils
overflows into

One a paragraph
the other a sentence

Release expectations
leave dysfunctional

Open eyes
no tears

Will of iron
will of steel


  1. Sunra Rainz says:

    A brave poem, Ami. You’re a strong woman ❤ You'll always have the blogosphere to share your words, and we are happy to read them. Wishing you much warmth and light this Christmas, though I appreciate of course, it may not be your favourite time of year.

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    1. Thank you Sunra! It used to be my most favorite holiday …. The lights, the tree, the food, the relatives and the rare camaraderie of family. I loved how the wrapped presents looked under the tree and that expectant air of anticipation. I loved the faith I had in people … then. Things change – I celebrate internally now.🎄🎶

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  2. Good poem Ami, loved the ending. Glad you are OK.

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  3. poetisatinta says:

    A life of struggles, but I can see you still have strength and hope ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you my friend. ((hugs)) ❤️

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      1. poetisatinta says:

        A big hug back ❤

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  4. Bill says:

    A dark poem, Gypsie. Yet, well done and meaningful of life’s painful reality.

    Also, good to read that you are doing okay. 🙂

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  5. Sadje says:

    Love how you ended your poem on a resolute note.

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    1. Thank you Sadje. Very hard time of the year. ❤️

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      1. Sadje says:

        I understand! Lots of love and hugs

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  6. I often have days that feel like this. ❤️

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