Fix me

by Grant Gilbert AKA Slash   Jun 9, 2015

Fix me
Turbulent youth, is what i had.
Always fighting, some would say bad.
Searching, looking, but never could find.
Always lurked in the back of my mind.

Many an anguished cry, "Fix me!"
God just smiled, and let me be.
Gun and knife became my trade.
Death lurked near, mistakes were made.

I rode my bike right on the edge.
Selfish and thoughtless, couldn't care less.
Fifty years old, body broken and sore.
sometimes, still think I should even the score.

"Fix me" in terror I've cried.
Always, I thought God had lied.
Fifty years have taken their toll.
Now feeling worn out and old.

Fifty years of fussing and fighting.
To discover something so exciting.
God, could never fix me.
Because he made me perfect you see.

Although in pain everyday.
Self Inflicted i would say.
I'm a beautiful perfect me.
Take a look and you will see.



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  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    Grant, i really like this. We all have our turmoils but we are each perfect.

    Great write, Em

  • 3 years ago


    Sounds like you've experienced a world full of pain Grant, reflected well within your poem.
    This is a good write and I enjoyed reading it.
    You have a very straightforward way of putting words straight out there, very honest, brutal at times, but so very real and enjoyable.
    You work well with words Grant. Keep writing!
    P.S. I'm a rhymer too, so not yet a dying breed!

    • 3 years ago

      by Grant Gilbert AKA Slash

      Hi Peter
      thank you so much for your comments, its always nice to share my meager attempts with others.
      my writing came from a need to express my emotions as I dont express myself well vocally.
      some are just life experiences.


  • 3 years ago

    by Grant Gilbert AKA Slash

    Hey Ingrid. Long time lass.
    yeah i hear you. The pains of which i speak come a broken back and neck a crushed right leg and a bullet through my left pulse that went through the joint. So not to sure a change of diet will help there. But ill look it up anyway. Thank yoi

  • 3 years ago

    by Ingrid de Klerck

    Hey Grant,
    I really love this poem!
    50 years is not old, life is just beginning!!!
    Wear your 'life's story' on your face with pride, ok? It makes people interesting.
    Take a look at this website to see if you can find something to make your bodily aches diminish:
    It changed my professional outlook on food as a weight consultant completely and improved my own health as well:)

    Take care and all my best to your wife and children,

    Ingrid x

  • 3 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    As Michael says, Grant, this is a lovely, honest write. As a person who usually writes in rhyme, I love this. I suppose, even though I'm 34, I can relate to the content to some degree too. Life does take its toll when you burn the candle at both ends. Good work.

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