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Half Alive

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Half Alive

I woke up inside a whiskey bottle 
Not sure if I drowned in booze or lost hopes
In the dawn I rose from the darkness of hell
Another chance, another dead end

The devil tempts me with my sins
Tells me always I can win
If only I fall back into the arms
Of the mistress of past sins

I stared
Into the mirror of hope
What I saw
Was hopeless

So I fell back asunder in a bottle
Not sure if I drowned in sorrow
Woke up on a road to nowhere
Walked back to half a life

My smiles are all the wrapping
For a package of withered sorrows
Scared by cruel winds over the passing of years
Torn right through the heart

One more time
I walk into the past
Hoping to see some sign
Could my path be other than divined?

The eyes in the dark seek me out
They see the cold inside my heart
Half lies live within
The haunted house of my soul

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Such is life, arthur, yet you inspire to write wonderful poetry...

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 11/16/2013 7:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry, appreciate your comments!
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Arthur...this is so so....touching. I hope it isn't a reflection of where you are right now. Very touching piece...My favorite line...."Could my path be other than divined?" No...it could NOT! Believe...Thank you so much for your recent visits to my work. I'm touched...Very kind of you! :) Hugs!

    vaso Avatar arthur vaso
    Date: 11/10/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen
  1. Date: 11/8/2013 4:21:00 PM
    - Yes, you are right (in your comments) this is a dark poem! - But it is skilled written Arthur. - When you feel the dark .... you can visit my poems :)))))))   - Have a nice weekend dear friend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 10:22:00 PM
    Oh my, this is a dark one ...Seren