Posted by: Ron DuBour | October 27, 2015

Daily missive for Tuesday the 27th of October. Tough guys don’t cry.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Tuesday the 27th of October.
Tough guys don’t cry.

Nobody knows,
Nothing is ever given away,
Not willingly
Weakness is not for show.
Internal doubts
Drown the echo of despair,
Self delusion
Filled the well of good will
Dug to fall into,
In the belief it would rinse
An old soul clean,
And out of this cleansing
Life could begin again.
But it just continues
Until the end,
There are no fanfares,
Whistles, flags or bells.
Only voices lost in hollows
You believed were
Deeply hidden
And so cleverly soundproofed,
Nobody else
Could hear their cries,
Only you.
But people have suffered
From your inaction.
Those you have loved,
Their lives
Refracted by the distortion
Mirrored in your eyes,
Misted and bloodshot now,
Grown tired of their role
In the suppression
Of a story,
Ghostly written, by omission.
True expression
Disfigured by the lies
They were detailed to disguise.
The weight of tears
Unshed, keeps growing,
Once upon a day
The most well intentioned dam
Will burst,
And what a day that will prove to be.
The best one ever,
Or the worst.
Who knows.


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