The Shadow Of Misery

An ongoing deception
Protected by a hard, glossy exterior
A persistent lie
Conceals a lifetime of hemorrhaging
Waves of bad decisions
Crash into each other in this limited space
Unable to escape
Quarantined like an infected population
Cut off from the rest of an oblivious humanity
Eager to wreak havoc
On a defenseless system

The fraud is becoming harder to maintain
Small cracks are slowly forming on the glistening surface
Darkness is beginning to seep through
Projecting the negative beyond its borders
The dream is fading
As naivete melts away
The glass is breaking
From the constant thrashing of regret
More damage is inevitable, unstoppable
One tsunami of a setback
And this dam will surely break
Releasing evidence of a life poorly lived

Sounding the alarm only delays
The flood of pain kept at bay for so long
And now it waits to finish the mission
And cast a long shadow of misery forever

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
7:18 p.m.

Published in: on June 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm  Leave a Comment  

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