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Thursday, 8 November 2012

STOP!

It’s simply amazing some of the things that they say
Every moment, every minute, every hour, every day
“Never look back, look forward” but the pain lingers on
Sleep stripped of compassion, and that dread every morn
“Learn to forgive” “You can overcome this” Wait a moment
Can a life really be lived in perpetual torment?
When every moment, every minute, every hour, every day
Is filled with disgust, retribution, pain, fear and dismay
Self-incrimination, self-doubt, self-loathing and bile
And the thoughts and the actions carried out with a smile
Familiar players, unscripted acts with no happy ending
Whilst doubt festers away under the sham of pretending
That all will be right in the world in some meaningful way
That every moment, every minute, every hour, every day
Will become increasingly better as memory fades in the distance
But how can it fade when it feeds the core to existence
Lays the bricks and foundations of scars rooted deep in the mind
Continue the fight to destroy them, leave them so far behind
That every moment, every minute, every hour, every day
Can be welcomed with closure, carefree, joy, no decay
And those moments of bitterness can be swept away on a tide
Allow a flourishing life to erupt, blossom, bloom and arise
From the depths of the carnage, start on the path that climbs to the top
A journey once shortened by the failure to accept one word,
STOP!

© Fergus Martin
2012