Never Again

Awakening
time has ceased to spool
forward
backward
all gone
there is only now.
A now
filled with pain
filled with darkness
filled with sorrow
and rage.
This box I am in
not one of my own making.
Thoughts
ideas
imposed on me by the will of others
nothing I can say.
I am not the sum of everyone
I am not the sum of those people
who are trying to corner me
rip free the freedom
the relief that I have found.
Reverting once more
into that small hurting girl I use to be.
Fear becomes a constant companion
causing me to wonder:
have I reverted in reality
or merely seeing the mirage of truth
that others feel is real?
I know this is false
this is not who I am.
Fuzzy headed
drugged
sedated
try to take the hard won freedom
this life I have built for myself.
I will fight 
I will win
I am never going back there again.
©May 24/19
Picture via Pinterest found by The Eclectic Contrarian

 

No Escape

Bright lights
illuminate puddles
splashing through
running
must get away
escape the pain
the devastation
the war between
heart and mind.
Pontificate
sharp barbs
wicked hooks
sheer horror
look into the mirror
devil’s playground
war between good and evil.
Mourning tweed
monsters peer beneath
putrid breath of society
chained
mated
always disbelieved.
Blood red
river flaying the banks
slick terror
guns have found their way
onto the streets
into the hands
necessitated
martial law
trying to protect…….
There is no protection
there is no relief
our time
your time
their time
it has come…..
murderous rumble 
vile chant
war is coming
there is no escape.
©May 6/19
Picture via Pinterest
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