Times like this when the darkness grows
When my heart just sinks and my depression shows
I can’t seem to control the ebbs and flows
And I teeter on the edge of the Abyss
Wisps of indifference reach out for me
A shapeless mass of pure insanity
Welcome back to nothing, welcome back to purity
And I wonder why I don’t just fall
Dreams have been unravelled and hopes forlorn
Into a world of such indifference I have been borne
And now at the mercy of time’s Hellish scorn
Yet as I gaze into nothing, I see everything
Within me the spark; I can’t put it out
That gives the most heartless the benefit of doubt
Yes, life can be cruel but there’s beauty all about
Yet as I gaze at everything I still sometimes see nothing
So at times like this when joy and light fade...
And all of life’s wonders turn to me to jade
I can feel nothing especially not afraid -
I’m just thankful not everything rhymes!
(originally written January 2015)
Copyright © Rod Maughan | Year Posted 2020
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