Damn You All - Poem by Rik Bertrand
I am all alone, abandoned in my time of need.
Set aside to wither, and my bloom starts to bleed.
Scared and shaking hiding from my own self,
I long ago put my courage on a forgotten shelf.
Lost in the cloud of denial, I wander alone,
I cry tears from thoughts I do not atone.
There is a pain in my heart that tears at me,
It is ripped and torn, like a harvested tree.
The life I thought I had is no more; it has descended to hell,
If there is a future for this empty soul of mine, I cannot tell.
Washed out, thrown to wolves, I need desperately to gather my wit.
I need to stand up and look into the world, and commit.
Damn to you all, to you who have no faith in me,
Damn to you all, I will not fall, I will not be your debris.
I shall take my courage down off that forgotten shelf
And I will love life, and the world, and myself.
Damn you all, that do not have faith in me, damn you all.
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