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I’ll Be Okay [a poem]

By John Vasak | Featured Contributor


I’ll be okay I always say 
Those three words I say again and again 
It’s been forty-three years in this life of mine 
And it feels like I do this all of the time 

I’ve felt love and bliss 
And that feeling from a kiss 
I’ve seen beauty, hope, and people cope 
With life and loss and the meaning of a cross 

I’ve had fun in the sun and laughter in the rain 
A marriage, a job, some success came my way 

Yet through it all 
It never ever ever ever failed to find me 
I’ve felt pain in ways that’ll last for days 
But always seems to go away 

I’ve felt lost, ashamed, embarrassed, and blamed 
But I’ve always lived to see those brighter days 
I’ve been manic, confused, and unsure what to do 
But I never gave up when I thought I should lose 

I have strength that would blow your mind 
I have strength that some have never seen before 
A strength you won’t see in my arms and chest 
A strength you won’t see in my legs and neck 

But unbelievable strength to endure stress 
Unbelievable strength to overcome my sadness 
Unbelievable strength to help me breathe 

When a person’s depressed and feeling defeated 
All they can think about 
Is ending the pain 

Trying to breath is their biggest challenge 
I use my strength and my strongest power 

I love myself 
Because I’m all that matters.

About the Poet - John Vasak
About the Poet – John Vasak

I’m just a simple guy living, dreaming, creating, and sharing. I try to live life to the fullest and make a difference along the way.


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5 replies »

  1. Every and anon when we are overwhelmed and tired of the situation and circumstance we crave for betterment or enough strength to endure the stress and your poem my friend is definitely a pillar of strength for everyone going through a trying time! There is a dire need for everyone to understand that loving oneself through it all is inevitable and rather exigent, if I must add. Glad to have read your piece, thank you! 😇😇👌💜

  2. we all matter, every single one of us. When overwhelmed with difficulty as you describe, then loving ourselves is all that matters and which sees us through it. I like it.

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