Life Will Break You If You Let It

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Life will

Break you

If you let


She said,

Eyes locking


But you

Have a choice


And grit

Are gifts given

When you

Feel like

You’ll break

But how

You use


Now that

Can be

Your gift.

I looked at


You’ve been

Dealt an

Unfair hand

How can

You be

As strong

As you are.

I remind

Myself everyday

Every hour

If I need to

None of us

Go through

Life unscathed

We’re also

Chasing shadows

In one way

Or another

I decide though

Whether I lie

Down defeated

Or fight



I smiled

Strong words

Ringing in my


Life will

Break you

If you let


I wasn’t about

To let it

Break me.

(C) Michelle R Kidwell


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