Lee is an aspiring writer who makes poems in his free time. Words and lines give him comfort in trying times.
You have gotten used to silence so much
That a whisper will jolt your world
Your mind adrift to a secluded realm
Where you finally have that elusive happiness.
And no matter how long you stay there
You always have to go back to the bitter reality
Life has to go on, they say
But is there any good reason for me to stay?
You try to trick yourself that it will get better
So you hold on for just a little longer
And you easily hide all that's inside
Cause they can't hear you, the world's too loud.
We're all just victims of a life that we didn't choose
Harsh and rocky, forced to hike without shoes.
Now I understand why there are bodies everywhere
They chose to end the suffering rather than live in despair.
What a ruthless world we live in
You want to fight back? Then live
Go wherever, do whatever you want
Laugh, sing or dance your heart out.
Do it for us, whose suns have already set
As for you, hold fast to the glimpse of hope
Do it for yourself, and that tiny seed of fight in you
And as you reach the unstained mountaintop, smile.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 04, 2019:
What a dramatic piece of work.
We're all just victims of a life that we didn't choose...such a bold statement of truth, which can lead to the dismay of some.
If only the broken ones would learn to go out and find happiness but it is often too difficult to get past the heartbreaks one feels so deeply inside.