BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

another poem...

Yep ... and of all things, that darned old SUICIDE theme crept back in ... nothing quite like writing suicidal poetry for 30 years ... have people saying "go fucking kill yourself and get it over with already!". Bleh.

                    DOWN IN DARK AGAIN

                    this darkness
                    grips us hard
                    it strangles
                    all hope or vision
                    drags us deeply
                    into webs
                    of abysmal despair
                    which will not release us

                    we had promised
                    not to be
                    torn down like this
                    but our intentions
                    were based on lies
                    delusions and deceptions
                    that something good would come
                    to give us a basis

                    but we are stuck
                    again in this
                    this pit, this Hell
                    this realm of shadows
                    wherein nothing's real
                    and nothing works
                    and nothing builds
                    except panic

                    suicidal thoughts arise
                    images of ways to end
                    this useless struggle
                    this pointless quest
                    for the world has won
                    and we have lost
                    and now all doors
                    are shut against us

                    no options open
                    no paths attain
                    all is twisted
                    points focused in
                    we the target
                    for every barb
                    we the object
                    of all despite

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2000 by Brendan Tripp

- BT
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