I Sold My Sorrow - Poem by Kevin Carney
I sold my sorrow to the first one I had seen.
All too far the river of tears flowed away…
So deep inside of me the wrought emotion started to fade away.
You were the flame to me, burning such desire…
The thoughts in my mind filled with smoke and mirrors.
Blinding me to everything around for me to see.
I looked to the stars in search of hope…
I looked to the moon to see my sanity…
I felt the warmth of the sun to see if I was still alive.
Imagination, breeding a hope of what might be…
Sadness, the start of seeing the reality that is already there.
Loneliness, knowing you have walked away from me.
Sight, the image of you still burning deep inside of me.
Sound, the memory of the sweet voice I can still hear.
Smell, the sweet perfume I can still smell, even though you’re no longer there.
Belief, I still need in you and me….
Laughter so far and so silent, it’s no longer there.
Fears, you left too, never to come back.
Where can I go, I walked to the edge of the darkness…
I looked down into the abyss of loss…
No longer did I want to see the truth.
I wanted to believe the impossible in you…
So afraid I was to see the change in you…
I read the writing on the wall all too late.
Stillness, so afraid to hope you’ll see your way back.
Tears choked back, the bitterness of love failed….
Silence, no longer the words to say or write, since you walked away.
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