Coward's Destiny

Coward's Destiny

A Poem by G. Anderson

All the hurt and pain,
it seems to boil over.
It's been simmering,
for only time knows.

So my foot gets
heavy on the pedal.

Rain cracks and ebbs
across the dark windshield,
much like the scars and
scratches on my heart.

This time it cut
just a little too deep...

Your face lingers on 
my mind's eye, your touch
still aches on my fingers,
your words over my pain glands.

I press down harder,
my face set and grim.

Blood weeps from the wrist,
tears run from the eye.
This truck plunges through mist,
my heart churns and writhes.

And there it is.
My Coward's Destiny.

With a solid thunk,
I'm wrapped around a tree.
Metal grinds, bones snap-
Suicide complete.

Blood drenched pavement,
never washed away.

Suicide is a Coward's Destiny,
saying you aren't strong enough
to take your pain and make it
your own, lonely theme song.

I've got scars and marks,
burns and gashes...

And my Destiny has yet to
be completed. I still wear
the grass on this wretched 
Earth, only for you...

For the chance you'll join me,
in a Coward's Destiny.

© 2010 G. Anderson


Author's Note

G. Anderson
Too graphic?

I think not.

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Too graphic!
************************************************************************************ No Way *******
With a solid thunk,
I'm wrapped around a tree.
Metal grinds, bones snap-
Suicide complete.

This is graphic, an I think complete... an opinion anyway?

With a searing smack,
found. Wrapped around a tree.
Metal ground, bones snapped-
Suicide complete
*********************************************************************** Awesome Piece ********

I think with just a little polish could be a superior presentation of a view, that is strongly tragic. Beautifully imaginative. Ha ha ha I love the brutal bent quality in its twists. I especially appreciate the presentation and the effect it holds in the overall, and Cage. It is a performance piece and you need be congratulated for this effort. I have to tell you, I was exceedingly impressed. WOW, too cool!

Ok, I'm going back for a third read. Be right back. You know I don't remember who it is, maybe you'd recognize the Alternative Artist. The lyric contain the phrase Rock & Roll suicide! I can hear it in my head reading this. Would you be the kind of person, that was listening to music. While you smacked yourself into a tree? Hey, with music, it would definitely be a performance Standard Cage.

********************************************************************************** hmm ***********

Try a deal that didn't work. Anyway Cage, I really love this, its twisted and suit your writing persona to a tee. So nope... non too graphic. With a Handle like Death Row, you can get away with a s**t load. Keep it up hillbilly gal with that dark brutal edge... great stuff. :)

*******************************************************************************************************
Romon in Review 10/06/10. 3:43am Quesnel BC CANADA. Write On / Right On! Peace. And, pieces scraped off. That tree :)



Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I do not think it is too graphic compared to some of the other things you've written. I like this. You have inspired me and many others who have read this but failed to admit it.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Too graphic!
************************************************************************************ No Way *******
With a solid thunk,
I'm wrapped around a tree.
Metal grinds, bones snap-
Suicide complete.

This is graphic, an I think complete... an opinion anyway?

With a searing smack,
found. Wrapped around a tree.
Metal ground, bones snapped-
Suicide complete
*********************************************************************** Awesome Piece ********

I think with just a little polish could be a superior presentation of a view, that is strongly tragic. Beautifully imaginative. Ha ha ha I love the brutal bent quality in its twists. I especially appreciate the presentation and the effect it holds in the overall, and Cage. It is a performance piece and you need be congratulated for this effort. I have to tell you, I was exceedingly impressed. WOW, too cool!

Ok, I'm going back for a third read. Be right back. You know I don't remember who it is, maybe you'd recognize the Alternative Artist. The lyric contain the phrase Rock & Roll suicide! I can hear it in my head reading this. Would you be the kind of person, that was listening to music. While you smacked yourself into a tree? Hey, with music, it would definitely be a performance Standard Cage.

********************************************************************************** hmm ***********

Try a deal that didn't work. Anyway Cage, I really love this, its twisted and suit your writing persona to a tee. So nope... non too graphic. With a Handle like Death Row, you can get away with a s**t load. Keep it up hillbilly gal with that dark brutal edge... great stuff. :)

*******************************************************************************************************
Romon in Review 10/06/10. 3:43am Quesnel BC CANADA. Write On / Right On! Peace. And, pieces scraped off. That tree :)



Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well again Gage you stirred me emotional and who cares about graphic it works you got it right well done :)

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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