BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Oh, look ... POEMS ... six of nine

Ack ... nodded off at they keyboard again. As I said ... not had a lot of time of late, been back to averaging 3-5 hours of sleep a night, with my current schedule (5 hours in school, 5 hours of homework, etc.). Blah, blah, blah, blah ... nobody is reading this shit anyway, right?

                    REALMS OF DOUBT AND DARKNESS

                    into realms
                    of doubt and darkness,
                    into zones
                    fell inbetween,
                    there is no base,
                    no sense of being,
                    only pain
                    and this malaise

                    we are abandoned
                    amid the flow
                    of daily tumult;
                    all our wishes,
                    all our cares
                    are pushed aside,
                    not mattering
                    to the pressing mob
                    what we've trusted
                    has come to fail us,
                    our reliance
                    a bitter jest
                    which bleeds us dry
                    and mocks the husk
                    now discarded
                    in the rush

                    so many sources
                    to our aching
                    the heart, the head,
                    these blades and blows;
                    so few the forms
                    which bring us solace,
                    so rare the moments
                    when we'd find peace

                    here beaten down
                    to some submission,
                    we've nothing left
                    to craft a day
                    or form the future
                    from these scraps
                    these fragments left
                    from our decay

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2002 by Brendan Tripp

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