Beckoning Graves

geograph-1960580-by-Martin-Dawes

No mystery involved

as I watched you evolve

into the shell of a man that you are today,

broken and defeated

The lure of the poison

you ingest with such passion

turned the strong woodsman that once was

into a ghost, weak and desperate

Where once my heart held compassion,

viewing endless efforts to free yourself

from insatiable demons, this heart now

harbors only apathy

If I were a better person,

I might wish your slow motion suicide

be merciful and swift, if only to

provide your loved ones some relief

If I controlled the universe,

I might limit your options for self destruction,

these tools of death, if only to

bide a little time to choose a different path

If I could speak with a higher power,

I might join the angry rant, condemning

the desecration of a life thrown away

with such disregard for what once had promise

This I know to be true

Your choices are yours and mine are deliberate

as I keep what is precious to me safe

from ghosts that walk among us



photo:  © Copyright Martin Dawes and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence



prompt: https://threewordsaday.wordpress.com/2015/08/08/20150808-day-220/

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Beckoning Graves

Thank you for your comments.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s