What do they know - "a coward's way out". (Form: Free Verse) A Two-In-One Poetry Entry
|As The Light Slowly Fades|
What do they know
... "a coward's way out"
... about the strength it takes to admit that the pain
is not worth fighting, is never going to stop?
I stare out the window –
an old building,
decaying with time,
reminds me of my crumbling life.
It's façade still stands,
but it is a broken, hollow shell.
It is me.
A broken teacup might be mended,
but it will never hold tea again.
or serve a purpose beyond
being looked at amidst the whispered
"why does he keep that old thing?"
I run the rope through my hand...
... it is beautiful with a grey-white color like my dreams.
It whispers as it moves through my hands
but I can't understand the words.
I draw back the curtains and open the windows...
light fills the room for this is no dark act.
A breeze fills the room with freshness,
chasing out the cloistered smell of despair.
As I lower myself off the chair,
I see my shadow on the wall...
it dances in a swaying, joyful movement
keeping rhythm with the creaking sounds
and I watch... the crumbling building watches ...
...as the light slowly fades.
Notes:An entry for "Two-in-One Poetry Contest"
Please note: I do not condone but I can appreciate that there is a poetry, even a certain beauty, in a irrational act done for rational reasons.
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