Leria Hawkins

Veteran Poet - 1,367 Points (39 forever / Sweet Carolina)

Looking Down - Poem by Leria Hawkins

Looking Down
Date: January 7,2016

How can I dig my way out of this grave I'm in
When smothered by thoughts of death and sin
I've searched to find that long lost smile
That's buried beneath the soot and guile
My heart was trembling as I took the fall
I don't know why I risked it all
They say, stupid is…as stupid does
I guess that's all it really was
Just a budding glitch in my sanity
A lifetime of pain waits for me
I gave my spirit to the knife
Then prayed for peace in the after life
My grand illusions have burned to black
With no one here to bring me back
There's naught but I, in this shallow grave
There's nothing here that I care to save
It's all a testament to a shady past
I was born to live, but not to last
So keep the fire that scorched my soul
Because I can't feel it…from inside this hole

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Copyright © 2016 Leria Hawkins, All Rights Reserved

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, loss

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2016

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