I never write poetry as a rule - I am a prose writer through and through. I am working up to asking for opinions on some writing that actually matters to me. In the meantime - poetry. (And probably a good example of why I dont write it. I get obsesed with rhythm and rhyme at the expense of what I am trying to express.) So Anyway - gotta start somewhere on the sharing front if I want anyone to ever read what I write so... Simple Truth A whisper screaming in my mind, An endless loop, A daily grind. It echoes all around my head, It won’t let go It wants me dead I listen and I understand My life is void My soul is damned. Mirage I wish there had always been darkness Never a phantom light, I wish there had never been daytime Never a break in the night I wish there had never been sunshine Never a pause in the rain I wish I had never had reason to hope Never respite from the pain. I wish I hadn’t believed in the dream Never listened to the song I wish I hadn’t seen tomorrow Before the future was gone.