My truth is the one where hope dies
It shivers on the barricades
It is verdant in the Everglades
But when the jury must be swayed
Just silence and a nothingness replies
My truth is the one deep known
The greed that every man denies
An ignorance of baby’s cries
A space where not one hero tries
To halt scars cut so deeply to the bone
My truth is in the arms of death
A passage where a light is shown
Is just a garden overgrown
And where we dwell, we dwell alone
Our promises just withered on our breath
(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved
For mindlovemisery’s prompt at: http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/prompt-39-an-unwanted-reality/
“And where we dwell, we dwell alone” this just breaks your heart and it is something I am realizing right now. Written with such elegance and such pathos love it
Thank you!! 🙂 🙂
Wow Helen all a bit bleak, but then again an unwanted reality is just that, otherwise it wouldn’t be unwanted…..Well done and powerfully expressed.
Thanks, yes, it is bleak, I have a problem with hope really, LOL!! 🙂 🙂
You work with public servants is it any wonder…lol
Absolutely amazing. I have lived a rather lonely life where hope and dreams have died one by one, no joke. I get tired of trying to pretend it has been otherwise.
Thank you so much – hope is difficult to maintain I find! 🙂 🙂
Hope is the cruelest companion, the most constant betrayer, the sadist who renews promises just when you are ready to surrender. Bleak indeed, but true.
Very well said (and it’s you that said it, so what else would I expect? 🙂 ). Thanks Philippa!! 🙂 🙂
Very moving. I can feel the pain in the voice. When pain is inflicted upon the heart the wound does heal but not the scars. So much of it must be ignored to tarry on with promises we will never be able to fulfill.
Very true, thanks so much!! 🙂 🙂
This is so sad and yet so real. I too have a hard time with hope…Sometimes I feel it’s is someone elses’ illusion. Beautifully written with so much passion.
Thank you so much!! 🙂 🙂
Truly amazing, Sis! I can feel the passion within it. xxxx 🙂
Thanks dear Sis!! 🙂 🙂 xxxx