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Topic: Graduation (08/30/04)

TITLE: Regret
By jenna Gardner
09/05/04

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The radiance that once shined has now grown dim
my soul is being tortured by the demons within
As I lay alone, nude in my bed
thoughts of suicide race through my head
Regret for things that I've done
disgusted at who I've become
Seduced by solitude
torn by attitude
Blonde strands no longer there
darkness has shaded my hair
My quarters reak of depression
crying has become an obsession
Life had promised me so much more
but I have closed that open door
Hurting myself with self mutilation
a sick yet comforting sensation
I life I live, that I hate
rough and rugged are the roads I take
I wonder at the end, if there is a light?
the smallest of faith, I tend to lose sight.


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Teresa Lee Rainey09/07/04
There is Someone to run to when all hope is gone.
My child, my child, you are not alone.
I pray you are writing of past regret,
praying you know Christ loves you, and yet
if knowing that simply isn't enough,
I pray He will show you no matter how tough
Life seems to be you are not alone.
We here will love you. You'll find love here to claim as your own.
Abundant love in Christ,
Teresa
darlene hight09/07/04
These words pour from the heart of someone who's been there. I'm lifting up a prayer for you.
addie mattern09/07/04
Jenna, thank you for sharing this. It sounded like it came from deep within your heart. You expressed yourself so wonderfully, which is hard to do.

Many, many blessings,

~Addie
jenna Gardner09/07/04
thank you so much for reading my words! I was very suprised to see the reviews!
Obviously, my faith has been redeemed!!!!
Thanks again
the blonde strands are back!!!:)
L.M. Lee09/08/04
your poem as a nice flow
Glenda Lagerstedt09/08/04
Wow. What insights you offer here. Your article is touching, offering warmth and understanding to ones in the situation you describe so well.

It also offers a clear window to ones who have not been there, allowing them to empathize with the pain of others.

Yours is a message of healing. Thanks for sharing your story.
Margaret Reed09/10/04
Intense poem. Held my attention and was touching. Just a thought, you might rework the 17th line, "I life I live,..."
Lucian Thompson09/10/04
All of us have been there at one time or another. I was a policeman, at your age, and I had feelings like you expressed in your poem. Thank God He was there, just waiting for me to reach out to His outstretched hand.
jenna Gardner09/10/04
thanks again everyone! The 17line should be
A life I live...!!