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 Harry Sweeden. My life in verse.


stripped bare


I have been stripped bare of all I am

of all I ever wanted to be…

now I don’t know who I am

nor the person that others may see?

I have to rebuild each day

try to find the person I knew

I know deep inside he hides away

lost between lies and the truth.

The light of day just tears away

the foundations on which I depend

waiting for the fall

amid the crumbling walls

as the lies seek out their own end.

I believed that truth was strong

...could do no wrong

but the truth can be as bad as a lie…

when it breaks your heart

tears your life apart

leaving you lifeless and wanting to die.

Being stripped clean of all I am

has left an almost empty shell to rebuild

I must now fill my life and try again

and hope my life is fulfilled?



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