Lifes Curved Balls

Updated on November 7, 2019

Life will throw you curved balls,

we know that is the truth.

I sometimes think that I’ve had more

than the legend that’s Babe Ruth.

It’s not so much the ball that’s thrown

but how that you react.

When thrown in my direction

I would tend to drop the bat.

I would always find somewhere to run

and cry my usual tears.

I would hide in my addiction

and never face my fears.

I learned to fight those curved balls

and live my life with hope.

I put my demons in a box

and practiced how to cope.

A life changing chronic illness

has just been thrown my way.

Those demons jumping in their box

trying to come out to play.

“You know that we can help you”

I hear those devils shout.

You only have to lift the lid

and let us all come out.

We can go back to how it used to be

When we took away your pain.

Just let us out I hear them shout.

We’ll all be friends again.

I had to fight those battles

I’m now not going to yield

This time I’m going to hold my bat

And knock it out the field


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    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      2 weeks ago from Washington Court House


      This one is so good...I shared this one here.

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      Charlie Halliday 

      7 months ago from Scotland

      Glad you enjoyed this one Iqra

    • Iqra431 profile image


      7 months ago from Pakistan

      Its a wonderful piece of writing, it has a learning theme too. Good art


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      Charlie Halliday 

      8 months ago from Scotland

      Thanks Brenda for the encouraging words.

      Once I had written down my feelings in my journal, it cleared my head to make the right decisions.

    • Brenda Arledge profile image


      8 months ago from Washington Court House

      Great work on this doubt you knocked it out into the field.

      You displayed this perfectly. It is so easily tempting to take those demons out of the box.

      Life is not a bed of roses as some would have you think.

      Stay got this.

      Great write.

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      Clive Williams 

      8 months ago from Jamaica

      Very Good Poem Charlie and the Chocolate...oh that's not you! (Smile)

    • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlie Halliday 

      8 months ago from Scotland

      Thank you for reading Asad

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      Asad Dillz Khan 

      8 months ago from United Kingdom

      Well written charlie. I like the way you express these words in your beautiful poem. Remarkable!

    • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

      Charlie Halliday 

      8 months ago from Scotland

      Thank you for your kind words Lorna.

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      Charlie Halliday 

      8 months ago from Scotland

      Thank you John your comments are always appreciated.

      I am glad I found the power of the pen to help me understand the tricks your mind can play.

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      John Hansen 

      8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Good for you Charlie. You have fast become one of my favourite poets here at HubPages. All your poetry has true meaning and conviction. Pick up that bat and keep swinging. Knock those demons for a homer.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Well said Charlie - I love the strength you have shown within the lines of this wonderful poem. It also offers hope to others in their time of need. Great write.


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