Hopelessly Hoping


In vain thoughts drift

upon nowhere breezes

of a life distraught

where promise teases

no silver trimmings

line blackened clouds

so I lurk behind

masqueraded shrouds

optimism chokes me

with deadly hold

till conviction's subdued

and blood runs cold

there's no place to run

from fate's cruel hand

as it holds me immobile

in dense quicksand

I've tried to struggle

to get myself free

but there's no escaping

that which owns me

I'm hopelessly hoping

where all hope is lost

while I'm beaten down

by diseases that accost

each day a struggle

to just get through

only to repeat it again

with the next to ensue...

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i love this piece