Everyone at 3 A.M. by Gally Lines

Everyone at 3 A.M.
Poem by Christine Lines, © 2010

at some point
in his or her
own life,
must realize
the path of others
does not have to be
the path
you take.

It’s okay.

in a crucial moment,
must decide
whether to take
the path of least resistance
or fight,
even if no one else
understands why.

It’s okay.

faces a time
to choose
to fill the wallet
or to fill the heart,
to do a job
or fulfill a dream.

It’s okay.

undergoes the pain
of choosing
to be with
the ones who hurt you
or be totally alone.

It’s okay.

lies in bed
awake at 3 A.M.
hating life,
asking why,
begging forgiveness,
wanting someone
to hold
and be held
and told
it’s okay.

It’s okay.

+X+  Gally

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13 Responses to Everyone at 3 A.M. by Gally Lines

  1. Tim Keeton says:


    Thanks for letting me know it’s OK…

    Rhyme on!

    • Gally says:

      For that dark and lonely time when no one else is there, this poem remains as a reminder that it’s okay :3 Thanks for posting this, Tim!

  2. Just had to comment on this one! I really liked it. Nice!

  3. cobalt gradient says:

    Ah, such hard truths. Thank you for this poem.

  4. Artswebshow says:

    wow, this is excellent

  5. alienhippy says:

    Thanks for sharing this Gally, a wonderful poem. 3 am seems to be a time when poets and artist come alive. Very inspiring, and very readable good work. Bravo. x

  6. Jodi MacArthur says:

    In the end we are all the same whether villains or heroes, we all lie awake & think of these things in one form or another, it’s what we decide to do about it that separates us.

    Great insights, Gally.

  7. Gally says:

    Thank you! I’m a night owl and tend to do a lot of writing late.

  8. Pingback: [Writing] Everyone at 3 A.M. « .:Lest I Smite Thee:.

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