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Dark Tapestry Of LIfe
In the dark tapestry of life I lose my dignity
as they stick needles and probes inside my body
draining the fluids that threaten to drown me
drip drip goes the feed, and there my request falls
on deaf ears;
1st and last wish unmet.
They light a bonfire to the pearly gates of my mind
Heating the pearls and the agate, I might add,
his rules and his mish mash, my gray matter is a mess
Such sad days to endure before the final destination
where are they taking me, with their tainted brushes?
Sadly they overlay the paint on a finished mural
and it grays with every plastered stroke,
and such is my life, and unending muck!
She comes in with a bright artificial smile and I am
too wooded for a talk, so I close my eyes pretend
that I'm an eagle flying free;
I'm a little mote of in-consequential jerk
my left knee
In a darkly place I go on purpose, to find my Zen
and the rain keeps patterning my windowed eye
the one with the wide steel bars and the empty
I'm in pain
I'm in pain
I roll and rub myself back to the ground
killing every living cell as the rain pelts down
Bleep bleep goes the dam machine
Flat as a pancake the one I made in 1959
I see the gates open and I am blinded by light
I think we have a sign,
The year is 2099
Come in, says the little child in me
and by the way,
"Here, take back your dignity"
It is of no consequence to me,
Your mural is finally complete. ...
for contest: dark and lonely places