Shattered Echoes

Shattered Echoes

A Poem by Young Mountain
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The 8th short in the series "Behind The Empty Curtain".

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Constantly surrounded by family skeletons,
The rapturous weight of solitude lays heavy on the mind each day.
I didn't ask for this; It's the choice of my inner self
The look of judgment on the faces is a constant reminder,
I'm only weak in your mind-
For me, It became everything righteous.

But yesterday I woke up drenched in shame.
Through the mirror my eyes glazed with disgust & unrest.
The burden of my past has corrupted my soul,
and the street whispers continue to fill my eyes with sorrow.
It should be easy but I've become to complacent-
The temptation is forever lurking, much to great-
and most times, the vulnerability in me growls to be fed.

I could abandon my desires,
but the nights usually elicit a dark awakening,
and i cannot lie-
I enjoy this place.
For there is no feeling;

I'm drowning backwards in despair.
but at some point I must get back to shore.
For I remember the other side being full of innocence & future.
The last breath of everlasting hope sways at my grasp,
taunting me of something better
the struggle to wake up & live

© 2010 Young Mountain


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you write of the should, could, and would very well

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Added on August 15, 2010
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