Jack Ashenden

Jack Ashenden
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A tortured Love and a Fractured Mind
bringing dark memories, present truth, alive
and while you, and others, a meaning may find
something beyond understanding will survive

What you read is not of me, but of another -
that part of our soul we'd rather forget -
but that all attempts cannot smother,
nor leave us without deep affect

I'll leave you now to consider all that I've thought
and perhaps something worthwhile I will have taught… more »

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Blinding Tears

Responsibility, a heavy load
ways me down, and makes me feel the pressure
action, words - politics all a code
and people's actions, all I must measure

the things I have seen fill me with wonder
those I have met, quite often a pleasure
but below the surface, throwing all asunder
corruption can be found, justice weaker than a feather

so much I have heard in my very few years
I view all with cynical suspicion.
more than once I've had to wipe away tears.
To see the world's goodness, I haven't permission

Yet I must remember I'm only seventeen
and ...

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