Ken

Peace in the Darkness

I’ve tried to be what was expected of me

Suffocated by the grief that others fail to see

 

Hiding behind great walls built for the defenses

My soul now drowning in a sea of false pretenses

 

Living my life with feelings kept in the shadows

No sign of emotions as I hang from the gallows

 

Strong bridges now burn and crumble to ashes

My voice now silenced to avoid the harsh clashes

 

Head hanging low to avoid eye contact

My soul becomes restless as I prepare for the impact

 

Their voices become amplified as they shout, yell, and scream

 The torture never ends; or so it would seem

 

Abandoned by those who say it is me that they love

Hard to believe when they push and they shove

 

Avoiding their words that once cut like a knife

Loneliness and solitude are now my new life

 

A façade of a life so that their anger may cease

I flee to the darkness with hope to find peace

 

Peace in the darkness for my soul needs to rest

Peace in the darkness will bring an end to my quest

Comments1

  • vpalexander

    The poem seemed well-written, the words well-considered. For my part you stirred a sense of anger, that anyone would gainsay your grief. Are you the wife of a deceased spouse? What other circumstance would jell with your words? At any rate this is nothing new - you are to blame, case closed, and screw you. That mentality is almost classic from the other side of the family. In any case, grief itself is always personal...subtract the outside, and find the peace within.



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