July 26, 2019


by Douglas Blaine Matthews (author's profile)



The gray of my skin is the gray of my mind
And still
The sorrow racking in my chest leaves me
Just one step from dying...
For the best and the worst, this marriage
Of character depicts an unstable soul that
Understands no belonging.
But rather than adapt and succumb to the
Ways of one, I remain myself and as many.
No, I have not a split-personality nor an
Alter-ego. I am just a complex and somewhat
Unique individual that remaining free of mind
And holds onto nothing.
My mind is an open space of intelligent
Emptiness, selfishly directing all and any weight
That wishes to hang on in my heart. And there...
All love, all hate, all misery and all my confusion
Goes to war.
Love conquers all! But when confusion whispers,
Love looks every which way while misery slips in
Undetected until hatred simmers and memories
Fill the empty halls of my mind and understanding is
Left to no one but God. And I ask myself, "Why not?"
Because life is not worth living unless you feel like
You're alive...
And then... I take my step

3:36 AM


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