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Nocturne of Shadows

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Nocturne of Shadows

My every night is spent in pain
And my every day in vain

With nowhere to turn
I wait for somehow to show
I may not know their name
But when they come I will know

What shadows have befallen upon my life
Will agony await around the corner?
Or will I face my toil and strife?
My gut instinct tells me the former

My struggle to stay alive
Is constantly put off by my past
The sand is fading fast
In this translucent glass

I wish I could turn back time
When I write just to rhyme
A time when it was all fun
And when my life was not coming undone

The hours are fading
And this life no longer shows hope
I am left alone in this world
And with no happiness to elope

I sit here in this hell
These four walls surrounding me make up my being
I am left alone
And without a reason for leaving.

Copyright © Matthan Atherton

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 5:42:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning Matthan. I will be back again soon to read more. May the sun shine down on you and bring great joy to your life now and always. Love, Carol