Win or Lose

Win or Lose

A Poem by OliviaOwens

Each unseen blow that brings you down
Takes all your breath so you can drown.
You fight and win, or so you think
Each “win” will bring you to the brink.


Hands you can’t see will urge you on,
You’re smart, you feel just like a pawn.
You fight and win, or so you think
Then darkness will give you a wink.


The emptiness you feel is crushing
Feelings of dread come forward, rushing.
You fight and win, or so you think
You’re just a captive in a rink.


Your opponent " slick and cunning
Only for you is always gunning.
You fight and win, or so you think
You’re not the chain, only the link.


Loneliness, your greatest friend
Just strength forcing your will to bend.
You fight and win, or so you think
Your joy all gone in just a blink.


Your isolation has gained wings
Only to hold you tight in strings.
You fight and win, or so you think
But all you want to do is drink.


A deathcup " sip and go to sleep
But know the price is way too steep.
To stop the voices just give in,
Just know:
For all your fight, that’s not a win.


© Copyright 2014 Olivia G. Owens. All rights reserved.

© 2014 OliviaOwens


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Added on December 17, 2014
Last Updated on December 17, 2014
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OliviaOwens
OliviaOwens

Falcon, CO



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A Poem by OliviaOwens