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broken man


A man with no hope
A man on a path of destruction
A man who caused his own demise

A sorry sight is he who has fallen 
Off his selfish pedestal
And landed on his face 

Now broken and dejected
He is a man with no way out
Of his burdensome life
A broken man who lost all 
He selfishly acquired
He now stands alone 
Abandoned by all who were once held dear 

A man on his knees 
Forced to be a supplicant 
Now that karma has boomeranged

He takes this bitter pill reluctantly
Never acknowledging his central role
In his downfall
He spews hollow venom
Lambasting the imaginary causes
That humbled him

The money and friends he cherished 
Have all fled 
The symbols of success wantonly amassed
Are but useless baubles 
With No Intrinsic value 

Unable to purchase his soul
From the pawnshop of hell  
He is left to ponder 
Who he is now
His soul has been laid bare

To reach this point 
Was a short journey from the high of over surviving 
To the depths of reeking despair
The king of his hill he was

Thoughts of tomorrow were always kept at bay 
Today was all it was supposed to be  
Patiently awaiting his next chance for sweet misery
He lives a life of self-interested regret
His fix of hell a pill no one
Will prevent him swallowing

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  1. Date: 9/21/2012 5:13:00 AM
    A sign of the times! Very good poem! Terry

    samuel Avatar evrod samuel
    Date: 9/21/2012 5:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks a bunch
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:21:00 AM
    "his next emotional trauma" so sad. Enjoyed your poem, Evrod. Welcome to PoetrySoup. hugs, Catie :)