No Take Backs

Wearisome
I am
knowledge
needy
think not
aware I am
hiding
desire
constant reassurance
child like
wonder
ease of love
striped
torn asunder
innocence lauded
betrayed
I cry
tears
hollow
told
not the same
never the same
always the same
hello
good-bye
why do you hurt me
make me cry?
Stoic
chin up
see not
blurred vision
watch
walking away
nary a look back
so long
fare thee well
never come back
you hear?
 
©March 11/21
Picture is my Own

Serenity At Last

Tick tock
hear that clock
count down
one
two
three
wash away sins
so you thought
bathed in innocent blood.
Slaughtered
women
children
old
young
boundaries
none known.
Finger on the trigger
maniacal laughter
buttons
four
five
six
pressed
with juvenile delight
lighting up elevator
all stops
never full
like the mind
rotting within
glowing corpse
grotesque mouth piece
shouts
branding traitors.
Silence falls
blankets of purity
reign ended
reins passed
collective breath
held so long
released unpent
let the healing begin.
©Nov. 30/20
Picture is my own