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I wake up each day and face horrors unknown to the blind
See my life has never been that easy it just seems that way
I was only seven when my father died and left me here

And sure I cry about that from time to time but that's my right
I had him taken away from me without a fight
I miss him sure who wouldn't but I refuse to let it bring me down

To make me sad anymore and if that's not enough
My mother always drank and then hit me
Called me names and made me feel like shit

But you know what oh well because I'm better because of it
I don't piss and moan over it I put on a smile

And go through the day like nothing is wrong
And even though it sometimes catches up to me
And you may see some sign of doubt or depression in my eyes

I'm actually quite happy with my life
I'm done with people saying I need to be happy because I am
I'm happy enough to get up in the morning

And go to bed at night to continue onward with my life
I don't let it take that toll on me I act like it doesn't matter
Because to me it doesn't

So I'm trying to get my point across to you
How can you say I'm not happy when you don't know what I think
I mean it's kind of a sad thing to judge people that way

Either they're happy or sad in your eyes
But in mine they are indifferent
It doesn't matter to me

And I stare at the stars wishing for an easy life but it won't happen
No so all I have is a smile and a kick in my step
Telling me it was worth it and that I am happy

------
~ Brandan Michael.


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The following comments are for "I Am Happy"
by fbomber125

I am happy
awesome poetry! hey dude i understand this pretty good. some of my brothers are happy, and not, and my sisters, some are and aren't. we all had the same mom and dad and saw the same shit go down. me, i'm like the guy in this poem cuz i don't let nothing get me down. I just got my brother and my mom to start writing poems and they'll post too. cuz it makes you feel better to write it down i think. hey i feel better when i write it down. check out my poems if you feel like it.

( Posted by: ZonerZone [Member] On: January 22, 2006 )





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