Hello everyone!

There was a time I used to feel this way but, thank God, not anymore. As English is a second language for me, you might find technical errors in this poem. Sincere comments would be welcome.

Here it goes...

JUST ONCE

Just once I want to stop these wretched thoughts from coming down so hard on me,
Just once I want to stop this piercing pain from digging deep inside of me.
Just once I want to save my soul from being rotten,
Just once I want to feel whole, not completely broken.

Just once I want not to lie on the bed of needles,
Just once I want to solve all the mind-boggling riddles.
Just once I want to stand upright and leave the swampy ground,
Just once I want to feel good, not so woefully down!

Just once I want to be colourful like the butterfly’s iridescent wings,
Just once I want them not to have me on a string!
Just once I want to stop the paroxysms of rage,
Just once I want to grapple with this bitter ache.

Just once I want not to drink my own tears,
Just once I want to shrug off all the doubts and fears.
Just once I want not to make any more mistakes,
Just once I want to have a lucky break!

Just once I want to have a good night's sleep,
Just once I want to have some peace.
Just once I want them to let me be!
Just once I want to know; has God listened to me?


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'Way, 'way too many 'Just once I want's-- they get boring immediately. If you leave it in the title only and delete it from the rest of the piece, it will be much more effective.
Thank you for reading and commenting, Mister Micawber. I really appreciate that. You are right and I surely will consider it in the future to avoid repetition.

Thanks again.