Still Alone

 

Still Alone (1)

I’ve never known

Poverty

Though starved on

Empty thought

Never endured

Loss

Though passed

Some who have

I’ve never wanted of

Caring

Though looked beyond

Many who’ve asked

I’ve never stood on

Doubt

Though worry

Is a heavy toll

I’ve never realized

Selfishness or Need

Until all my yesterdays

Were past

And today I

Was still alone

[DB]

2-2019

The Possibility

The Possibility

Simply declaring

Not understanding

One’s sorrow or sadness

Misery in depression

Outsiders question

Assume power of suggestion

But living in woe

Grief in tow

Zero ability to let go

Takes staggering time

Patience sublime

Getting help

With what’s amiss

Before starting to

Believe again, in the possibility

Of bliss

[DB]

1-2019

 

 

 

She Stood

She Stood (1)

She stood in the shadows
And remembered the day
Stood at the corner
And heard all they say
Stood in her bedroom
And started to sway
Stood in the market
Thinking someone should pay
Stood in her dreams
Cries here to stay
Stood at a precipice
Agony never at bay
Stood alone
Memories fresh as that day
The day her parents we’re gone
No longer available
Not able ever
To come and play
[DB]
1-2019

She Walked Away

She Walked Away

She rose above
Time and again
Barely catching her breath
Lost in his sin
Though lust kept control
Feelings within
She never forgave him
Truth cursed her whim
He had a wife
No jewelry or care
She had to let go
Heart needed to slow
So hurting the lies
Resistant to her tries
She willed her heart
Understood her part
Forced mind
Pulled the lever
She silently walked
Away forever
[DB]
1-2019