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WHAT DRIVES (ME)




ENDURANCE IS WHAT DRIVES ME-
PAIN IS WHAT WEAKENS ME-
WHEN I RISE EVERY MORNING I AM FUEL BY MY ENDURANCE-
WHEN MY ENDURANCE LEAVES ME-
I AM LOSS—EMBEDDED IN SORROW AND PAIN—

I WOKE THIS MORNING FULL OF PAIN-
THE PAIN IS OVERWHELMING ME-
MY ENDURANCE HAS LEFT ME-
I CANNOT COPE WITH THIS AGONIZING PAIN-
SEEKING HELP FOR THIS PAIN-
IS WHAT I NEED—

I LOOK FOR SOCIETY'S CRUTCHES-
THE ALCOHOL, THE DRUGS—ANYTHING THAT WILL SUPPRESS THE PAIN-
                    AND
BRING MY ENDURANCE BACK TO ME-
          BUT
THERE ARE NO VICES HERE FOR ME—

I MUST DEAL WITH IT ON MY OWN-
I AM TIRE AND SLEEPY NOW —THIS IS THE EFFECTS OF NO ENDURANCE-
IT IS TIME FOR SLEEP—

HOPEFULLY, WHEN I AWAKE-
MY ENERGY-
          MY ENDURANCE-
                    WILL HAVE FOUND ME—
ONCE AGAIN—

Written by
          Gregory E Upshaw







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