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My Endless Battle
Whoa... where'd this come from?
This massive giant in my face.
Neck and neck we race to the finish line
that neither can really see clearly;
both being confident that "I'll win"
But maybe I've been fooled all along.
Maybe I've lost and have only false hopes now.
Isn't that what I supposed to think though?
Things aren't good, so I must have lost...
Hope: Believing or looking for things which you can't yet see.
So then how could it ever be false?
I should be able to turn and scream
"No I won't lose!"
But somehow, that part of me has been crushed.
I now live day to endless day-
ever knowing that I'll lose more than once yet,
I don't care.
"Stomp on me! Rip me apart!
Drag me through your thorns,
because I don't care!!"
Yet, I'm not saying that at all...
I'm sitting in a corner crying like
a hurt puppy, a lost child or a woman
who has no joy. I sit crying, looking around
and feel my walls cave in on top of
I care about winning. Not ultimately, just for now.
Who cares about what it takes? Who cares about me?
Too many people...
Screaming- yeah, I'm screaming.
Maybe I can scare this thing away,
But it only takes over again... and still,
I can't find the strength to care.
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