BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Oh joy, another poem ...

Just what everybody was waiting for, right? "Oh, gee, I hope Brendan shuts the fuck up about all the crap happening in his life and just writes more depressing poetry! It's SO much easier to completely ignore the poems than those awful rants ..." Well, here ya go ...

                    SO BEATEN DOWN AGAIN

                    in deeper descent
                    direr drift
                    we are destroyed
                    damned to decay
                    crushed to insignificance
                    with every hope ruined
                    every dream defiled
                    every prayer ignored

                    what we believed
                    to be our path
                    has been blockaded
                    what we'd desired
                    to shepherd change
                    has twisted round
                    to be a weight
                    upon our soul

                    not matter what
                    extent we strive
                    the world adjusts
                    to every act
                    undermining every plan
                    with new confusion,
                    outside attacks,
                    unanticipated fates

                    how to keep
                    focused in this,
                    the nightmare life
                    that never wakes?
                    how to maintain
                    some form of drive
                    when all things counter
                    the vector frame?

                    we grow so tired,
                    from battle, weak,
                    discouraged too
                    from constant loss
                    how can we stand
                    against a race
                    that holds us alien,
                    monster and despised?

                             - Brendan Tripp

                    Copyright © 2001 by Brendan Tripp

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