BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Six Poems ... #2

Here's another one, lucky readers! By the way, does Chuck E. Cheese's opening up at 10am constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" as far as Sunday morning is concerned?

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                    REELING, STUNNED AND SHOCKED

                    spiraling nightmares,
                    the unending grind
                    of insanity imposed
                    by a blind sleeping world
                    upon inanity endured
                    from broken spirit,
                    tainted mind,
                    and fractured soul

                    no matter what
                    we seek to build,
                    each act is countered
                    by outer blows,
                    bludgeoning cudgels
                    of unexpected events
                    which leave us reeling,
                    stunned and shocked

                    we can not plan
                    or control the flow,
                    we can not focus
                    so blurred with pain;
                    we seek release,
                    or for escape,
                    but all paths lead
                    to another cage

                    none can see this,
                    none care to know,
                    they mock us
                    and in cruel spite
                    twist the gears
                    which pull these bands
                    tighter still,
                    crushing all the more

                    these days I feel
                    that only death
                    brings rest for me;
                    I am so beaten,
                    so broken and damaged,
                    my will has splintered,
                    I am left shattered
                    in shards lost to the sands

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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