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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      • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

        Charlie Halliday 

        7 days ago from Scotland

        Glad you enjoyed this one Iqra

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        7 days ago from Pakistan

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


      • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

        Charlie Halliday 

        11 days 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.

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        11 days 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 

        11 days ago from Jamaica

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

      • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

        Charlie Halliday 

        12 days ago from Scotland

        Thank you for reading Asad

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        Asad Dillz Khan 

        12 days 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 

        12 days ago from Scotland

        Thank you for your kind words Lorna.

      • drylen profile imageAUTHOR

        Charlie Halliday 

        12 days 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 

        12 days 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 

        13 days 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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