Livin’ the Hard Life

Sometimes life seems too hard
All I wanna do is run away from me
Sometimes pressures get me down
All I want is just to be free

Sometimes I get lost in life
Forgettin’ my reason to be
Sometimes I get stuck midstream
Life washes over me

Sometimes there’s more dark than light
It’s no wonder I can’t see
Sometimes the music stops when I’m dancin’
My legs collapse under me

Sometimes it seems life’s questions
Bring unwelcomed answers…
Those takin’ the better part of me
Sometimes life seems too hard
All I wanna do is run away from me

Sometimes life seems too hard
All I wanna do is run away from me

Note: Another one written back in the
early 1970s when poetry was music.

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: http://www.donaldiannone.com Wisdom Work Press: https://wisdomworkpress.wordpress.com

15 thoughts on “Livin’ the Hard Life

  1. What are words?

    Bringers of joy.
    Destroyers of friendship.
    Messengers of love.
    Partners of hate.
    Thiefs of the soul.

    Let words be
    one with your heart.
    Let words be
    spouses of happines.
    Let words be containers
    of peace.

    In the beginning was
    the word and the word
    was One.

    – Fernando Soave

  2. My daughter is doing a report on 70’s poetry and she picked this poem. She TP cast it but there is not info on it. When was it written, by whom and any interesting info on it would be so greatly appreciated asap please.

  3. Hi Elise,

    Your posted email doesn’t work by the way.

    It is my poem, and therefore written by Don Iannone, a poet in Cleveland, Ohio, who is the author of three books of poetry. My latest book, Chasing Cosmic Butterflies, was released in February 2016. I wrote the poem in 1971, during my sophomore year at the University of Arizona. The style of the poem was written with the hopes it would get picked up as the lyrics for a song. It was not turned into a song. The poem speaks to what we feel at times about the difficulties we face in life, and often create for ourselves and others, and how sometimes we would rather run away from our struggles rather than face them.

    Good luck to your daughter. What grade is she in?

    Don Iannone

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    My daughter is doing a report on 70’s poetry and she picked this poem. She TP cast it but there is not info on it. When was it written, by whom and any interesting info on it would be so greatly appreciated asap please.

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