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I’m shutting out the world today
As reality rears its head
A venomous slice of life, I’m fading
Far into the red, land of the dead

We can’t get a handle on the life we’re living
We never talk long enough to see
And though I want to paint a pretty picture
That picture won’t include me

Four walls as a frame I’m hanging
Life within the cage
And though I want to paint a pretty picture
I’m not included on the page

Shadows on the wall I’m watching
Of someone I can’t see
I can’t place the face and it’s hard to erase
The torment inside of me…

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  1. Date: 9/6/2012 11:11:00 AM

    Hoping you continue to find the inspiration to write and share your wonderful poetry with us Michael. I enjoyed reading your poetry very much today. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 8:59:00 PM

    I know there is a glimmer, a spark of light where darkness lies.. I feel a sigh, as so deeply you write... Can't say I haven't had some of these feelings in my lifetime, but I am glad they are past me. I could relate to some of your expressions.. Know that when people let you down, and get under your skin.. God, The Great I Am is promised to Always Be There... reach out, and the gift of such awesome love lives through faith especially for you.(sorry, got carried away) Cindy Lu

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 5:49:00 PM

    This is a great poem. The pictures that we paint in our mind are totally different then the ones that life paints for us. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/5/2012 2:41:00 PM

    reminds me of my middle and high school years. Never completely give in to the darkness, there's always hope! :)