The New Me

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Today I feel like a new me arisen from old rubble
Of all the evil and abuse I underwent;
The fast lanes of life’s changed me,
I am living life anew, going through the motions
When the going got tough and tougher,
I said,
‘I will turn me now,
Around.’
The trollings, the bashings
On Twitter or Facebook;
Shake me no more,
This is the new me, I can’t be bothered.
My ex-half posted pictures online
Of our most sacred intimacy;
To get even with me, or so I thought,
The person I’d loved once, can be so heartless?
When the going got tough and tougher,
I said,
‘I will turn me now,
Around.’
That spouse who never cared
That person who left me for someone new
What care did that half have for me then?
Why should I care about that half now?
I write few lines now at night
Got a new day job to do – a fight;
But I know I am happier now,
Got my old feelings back – for somebody new.
Like the old banyan trunk, mature and strong
That cannot be moved or bent;
I too have gotten thick-skinned now, my bones stronger,
You can’t criticize me no more, move me to tears!
I am no more vulnerable as I was
No more I wear my emotions on my face;
Life is all about moving on, I’ve learned,
This is the new me – the old me is dead now.
When the going gets tough again,
I said,
‘I will turn me now,
Around.’
– By Marlowe

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