BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,


Yeah ... there's the question. More shit, more shit, more shit, and MORE SHIT in my life. I don't think that I can handle losing our home ... I don't think that I can handle leaving my neighborhood ... I don't think that I can handle seeing what this will do to everybody. Better that I were dead. Much, much better ...

                    WHY NOT DEATH?

                    no dreams
                    no hopes
                    all these things
                    crash down again
                    all our reach
                    fails to attain
                    the basic forms
                    the simplest needs

                    we shall lose
                    more than we've lost
                    we shall find
                    more agonies
                    than even these
                    we shall suffer
                    in deeper pits
                    no different than hell

                    how can I walk
                    willingly to this fate?
                    how can I shift
                    from what is now
                    into the nightmare
                    of what's to come?
                    why isn't death
                    the better path?

                    I can see no way
                    to pass this cup
                    I can see no future
                    without disaster
                    all routes are blocked
                    all escapes cut off
                    there are no roads
                    which lead me free

                    must I endure
                    the terrors then?
                    must I become
                    that beaten pulp?
                    must I step in
                    tomorrow's pain
                    knowing full well
                    there waits the blade?

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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