The deep inner workings of a beggar's mind


How does one describe the pain of loss?

It is a deep, devilish burning,

An exceedingly dark, exponentially enlarging hole

Which engulfs all sense of reason and time.

A terrible darkness, a piercing sword,

A seeping poison, the strongest acid,

Constantly eating away the light in one’s eyes.

A prolific, profound euphoria,

Mixed with the deepest of all depression.

It is a single dark cloud

In the midst of the brightest, most pristine sky.

The most hopeless of all hopelessness.

The most powerless feeling,

Knowing nothing you could have done would have changed things.

Death, the great separator.

It is a dark veil,

Blending past with future.

It is a heavy curtain which descends upon the stage of life,

Unbreakable, unyielding.

It is a raging wildfire,

Unavoidable, insatiable.

The boundary between a mere flicker of a lifetime,

And a boundless eternity.

The final tribulation of mankind.

The largest hurdle in life itself.

The most daunting of ships

That everyone must board.

It leaves nothing in its wake but fear and pain.

It takes everything one has,

Leaving only an empty shell of a man in the ground.

The spirit, torn from its mortal frame

Heads on its final trek,

Either to a burning pit

Or to a shining shore.

Which is your destination?

3 responses

  1. Kenneth


    June 27, 2008 at 14:29

  2. tom bailey

    wow! ssin’t know u wrote!
    what inspired this?
    ever hear song by “Dogs Of Peace” called ‘Necessary Pain’?

    June 30, 2008 at 23:40

  3. eowynfair

    Wow…that’s intense. I just read and noticed the comparison between this one and “Joy”. Well done.

    April 18, 2009 at 15:41

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