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It's Not Fair

Nobody understands this pain inside.
Maybe least of all myself.
The day I lost you, I died.
33 yrs up on this shelf.

Was young and wild, no bigger fool.
Now I am governed by a different rule.
Because clouds of someone's misguided youth.
Can break your heart when you learn the truth.

I believed so long in all the lies.
Came to learn I'm not so wise.
And that time don't give a damn.
Who the hell I think I am.

The mirror of age, the faded page.
The mellow peace turned into rage.
To lose the game that's not a game.
Leaves you to never be the same.

It leaves you asking why was I born.
Surely not to just be forlorn.
Feeling like nobody's there.
This can't go on, it's not fair.

Copyright © robert johnson | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 3/21/2017 8:57:00 AM

    No-one is meant to just be forlorn. A deep and touching poem, Robert. T.J