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Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by Huw, Aug 6, 2016.

  1. Huw

    Huw Well-Known Member

    The boy lay awake

    a plan being replayed

    time and again

    he would kill him

    that would solve the problem

    an accident while out shooting

    the fence the blast

    but what about guilt

    would he feel guilt

    could he cope with guilt

    and so to fitful sleep.



    The boy lay awake

    a plan being replayed

    time and again

    he would kill him

    that would solve the problem

    fix the brakes

    he’d drive down the lane

    or over the cliff

    but what about the guilt

    would he feel the guilt

    could he live with the guilt

    and so to restless sleep.



    The boy lay awake

    every night going over

    and over the plan

    was it four or five years

    until he found escape

    in drugs in alcohol

    numbing the pain

    soaking the agony

    not having to think

    not having to plan

    until the pain was forgotten

    a new numbness of mind



    Post traumatic empathy

    even not caring

    has consequence

    life has its downs

    and its downs

    and further downs

    ten years down the road

    he’d forgotten the plans

    he no longer cared

    the tiredness that time inflicts

    20 years and 30 years

    no light no hope no plans

    no sleep no dreams

    no…