Jeff Law

Rookie (05-08-88 / Barnet)

5.Ashes - Poem by Jeff Law

The morning dawns from the news that my once best friend has administered the final dosage
A tingle from the bruise, as the tip of the blunt injection finishes me off from the person I grew closest
Violated and abused, with lies and stories with deceiving truths, the poison fills my veins and the fight I begin to loose
Empty the needle and confess, but you fed me venomous in parts, sparing me no less than a decent goodbye, stab a sneer at my heart, leave me broken into two

Two halves of me they stare in the mirror, the reflection laughs back and points, the blood stops for a second and my heart no longer beats
What sort of heartless creature lies through jagged teeth, ragged and speaks an opportunity of truth but chooses toxin and deceit
I can see the monster sticking into my right arm, I need to shake this evil free, disarm this weight impeding me and aim for pastures greener
The change of spirit from which she was, it’s like I was bewitched because I faltered and she ditched all cause of good so now I must get cleaner

A ceremony of forget, a celebration of regret, the spirit on my left points his finger and it’s lit
The red, orange and amber, it crackles, the sparks cackle as they climb and clamber, they flicker at the stars and fall back down to earth in anger
The blaze of the colours from the once auburn flames is now turned into darkness and only grey ash remains
Your black smog screen, prison like and dreary I can picture so clearly, I fell for it nearly but now I am out of these chains

The ashes are formed from memories of past and present but the futures invitation has been burned at the sides
The letter falls through and floats in a ghostly manner, it drifts towards smoke and on charred embers confides
Old flames burn and new leaves turn with lessons to be learned and success to be earned
Goodbye to waste, old smells and old tastes, and with a smile on my face, I’m off to a better place

Comments about 5.Ashes by Jeff Law

  • Prince Obed de la Cruz (12/21/2009 5:37:00 AM)

    very good Jeff... thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 21, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, December 21, 2009

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