faded away

hardly needing to admit the blackened form of my soul, corrupted in every compartment of my being
somehow surviving the loss of everything i knew, locked out in the bitter cold - hatred, abuse, rape, divorce, disgust - just a taste
i lost it all, but somehow escaped
not whole, but wholeheartedly trying
and repeatedly failing in life as i fall asleep now
the vise of time locked onto the vile of my decaying essence
yet i remain

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poet610's picture

but somehow escaped

A deep piece, so much passion.
We are never strong in our own eyes.
Yet as you said "yet i remain"
We always see things more clearly once the storm clams.
keep penning

burkej1h's picture

thank you

this past year has been extremely difficult for me, i appreciate your comments --- your work is quite beautiful, thank you!

SSmoothie's picture

Yet you have begun to thrive

Yet you have begun to thrive :) this is grindingly powerful! I really think the resiliency in this piece is a message of strength sometimes w don't realize we are being strong because we are doing it tough so long it feels normal. But being still here despite what you have faced is astonishly amazing and courageous! Every tear we shed is the mortar in the brick wall of your fort! Just don't forget to add windows and doors so we don't get lonely ;) loved it thanks SS.

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

burkej1h's picture

thank you

for your kind comments smoothie ;) as always i appreciate your candor