Full Circle

Born into chaos

Raised in strife

Drama and upheaval

 Became my way of life

Lonely and confused

For friendship I yearned

But I wasn’t one of them

Not good enough I learned

Times were hard

When your family is dirt poor

Others seemed to have everything

And I wanted more

I wanted to feel love

That was always unconditional

I wanted what others had

A family, traditional

I stood among chaos

The noise and confusion

 But I felt alone

Family – an illusion

I finally found love

And friendship and trust

People who accepted me

As my dreams went bust

But people around me

Didn’t always agree

That the “friends” that I chose

Were quite right for me

Truth of the matter

Was they weren’t right for them

So I gave up on those friends

I went out on a limb

I tried to find others

While I made my way known

I didn’t need them anymore

For now I was grown

But life comes full circle

And those friends that I tossed

Are the ones who pick me up

When I’m most feeling lost

Some I have lost

Through life and through death

But those who remain

 Make me feel blessed

I rose from the dirt

Like a Phoenix from ashes

I doctored my bruises

My cuts and my gashes

I found that with others

I don’t need to agree

 But my family and my friends

Still mean everything to me


About pegbur7

South of the Mason/Dixon Line
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16 Responses to Full Circle

  1. This is sooo good. A poem through thick and thin. A moving story within the rhymes. Loved this!

  2. suzicate says:

    Stunning, heartfelt words. Beautiful.

  3. Ron says:


    What a freakin’ FABULOUS poem, Peg! You are so talented!

    And as Suzi shared….

    “Stunning, heartfelt words. Beautiful.”

    Happy Monday, dear friend!

    (((( Peg ))))


  4. Funny how those circles always seem to bring you back. Great poem!

  5. easylifestyles says:

    I love poetry and I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for sharing this post. Feel free to stop by sometime.

    Raining Purple Rain

  6. terrepruitt says:

    Oh, wow, nice. Great that your friends picked you back up.

  7. LisaF says:

    This is such a wonderful poem. Full of truth and insight. Nicely done! We are all blessed by the friends we make in our life.

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