Monday, 4 January 2016
I knew pain, I’d lost, I’d wept
I knew helplessness and hopes abandon; but today…
I knew wringing my hands, my heart of tears
Tearing down my life, clouding every breath
Each long inhale taking the misery deeper in my being
A figure stood alone; but today… I cannot breathe.
I’d picked myself up, worked hard for every smile
Kept warm on only memory, the remembrance of joy
I carried on, pushed forward against the world
With all my self, my will; but today… I’m strong no more.
I knew of unfair hands, pure hearts unravelling without cause
Too soon: taken too far, too cruelly from them they love
I thought I was safe, my scars, they were healing…
And then today…Today, again…