You can’t write anything.
You will fail.
Prevailing thoughts sing to me
A Liar’s Lullabye
Stagnant and stale
Struggling and stumbling
In the Darkness that has no voice in the face of the Light
Lodged between hope and despair in a broken world
Asking what I’m here for…
Why must this be my fight?
I’m weary to trust people, it’s true.
The masses ignore the loners who get sucked in by the herd
Cynicism versus optimism
Headline after headline
We one-up the absurd.
It’s wall to wall nonsensical division
and I want no more of this
I reject the party line with vigor
I say we’re crazy to be human
And part of me can’t wait to cease to exist
But here I am, stubborn with a grin
I just arrived with new eyes, I can’t clock out yet
Like a good book I can’t put down
I’ve got to know how this story ends
So no more living small with my safety net. Bet.
I’ve listened to the wisdom of rock bottom
that says we can’t control forces older than the ocean.
We’re not here for ourselves.
We are reliant on nothing and no one
but the gravity of the sun
The stories we live have been told innumerous times
Triumphs and tragedies and recycled hero’s journies
Peppered with sarcasm meant to protect us from our fears
I’m not angry, I just tire of this status quo
Don’t let it turn you, for you are seen and just as worthy
I will utilize and alchemize
And choose my service to its full effect
I’m closing the door on yesterday
Apathy is fearful sarcasm
We’re just being human, it doesn’t make us inept
End the silence of the noise
Tell me what hurt you
Balance the imbalanced
Throw your screams to the void
Reach out and talk to me, I’ll listen to you.
© Tracy L. Buchanan 04/04/2022