Taken #poetry

I’ve taken time,

I’ve set a plan,

To try and be

a better man.

 

But what’s not known,

What is unsure,

Is how to live

a life that’s pure…

Narcissistic

I see the narcissist standing in the corner,

Rent a friend (or ten), on hand to smile, laugh,

How can so much love be reflected inwards?

In a moment of madness,

I ask him how he is,

And he begins to tell me,

A “Show and Tell” person,

Show me everything they have,

Tell me how much it cost,

Confidence,

No, that’s so last week,

He is the one and only……

By next week,

He’ll be the one,

And only

One.

Who cares

Wishing

Finding solitude in company,

Wishing his life would just,

End,

He had tried once,

He couldn’t even do that right,

He failed, failure,

Eating pills,

Like sweets,

Then a change of heart,

Admission,

Submission,

He didn’t cry for help,

He just cried,

To cure his sickened mind,

They gave him pills,

Pills,

More pills,

When they didn’t work,

More pills,

Pills,

What didn’t kill him,

Now doled out,

The shame of asking for prescriptions,

Pharmacy staff recognise the man,

He stands,

Stares at his feet,

Mumbles,

Then cries,

Helpless,

Hope,

Less

The Tired Man

Cold,

Too cold for the day,

A cold within the bones,

Deep within,

When all else fails,

He fails,

Failed,

The once effervescent soul,

Now flat like cheap,

Leftover,

Poured lemonade,

He sits waiting,

Checking his shoulder for Death,

But it’s not yet his time,

The Tired Man,

Alone,

Not even a memory of company,

Embittered,

Battered,

Defeated.