A beautiful life

A beautiful life

A Poem by Phillip J Clayton

The beautiful face of sadness lives behind tainted happiness,
hysteria, and denial. Charmed by appearances for everyone,
we have forgotten how to cry, how to feel.

Empathy and compassion are like wasted w****s;

toiling through the night, only to make enough for tea
and biscuits. What pleasures.

Emerging from a downward spiral, repeated actions become futile,
the fragility of life lives in a bottle. An overdose of life, we party like gods
with our beauty.

© 2019 Phillip J Clayton

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Added on January 20, 2019
Last Updated on January 20, 2019


Phillip J Clayton
Phillip J Clayton


A visual artist, designer and creative consultant with 15+ years of experience working in the creative industry. As an independent artist, also pursuing a host of personal projects and brands. I wr.. more..