Keith Johnson

Rookie - 178 Points (Cheshire, England)

Dark Lady


A light which left and gathered in the eaves
Rough waking - weary slouching to unease
A voice that chides that no one ever sees
A flickering mirage of our best beliefs

Stale actions further frozen by degrees
Terrors sown that trash the flowers and trees
A choice of loss that every ill perceives
A cult that flays a gash on devotees

A future that is worse than death foresees
Repetitions which become decrees
A mindless pain progressing mind's disease
An outcast that may never ever please

A loss of mine and me beyond retrieve
The image lets the empty mirror seize.

Submitted: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Edited: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Topic(s): depression


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On hearing Joanna Lumley and Melvyn Bragg talking about their 'Nervous Breakdowns'on TV.

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