defective delusion

black sheep
control freak
take your pills
or sip your latte

you are what you are
or who they say you are
until your last dying day

a part of you screams
to break out of the mold
but they did
and still do such a good job

they’ve perfected it now
being older and bolder
more cynical yet …a bit colder

you never knew me
as I never knew you
becomes clear into focus
each day

even now with such nerve
you proclaim truth you serve
it’s a lie it’s a game
quite a sick sordid shame

I’m an ailment it seems
when I collect all you mean
while strength fails to this very day

rise above I’ve been told
by the caring who know
so the darkness won’t seep to your soul

so tell me, is this what life is about
the journey to set yourself free?
to become the you who lives in your heart
so you can honestly ~ be all you can be?

it’s only the day …or the moment
for me …at least I must make it seem
it’s for sanity’s sake
so it doesn’t turn in, think you know what I mean

let’s end on the up note of…
treasuring moments
and a bravo to you who succeed

all is not lost within the profound
of those who I love and admire
indeed everything’s found when love is returned
with respect to the me I aspire

defective delusion


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Author’s note: The slogan “Be all you can be.” I realize belongs to our armed forces, and I just needed to say, as you can see, it has absolutely nothing to do with those who serve. I have nothing but the greatest respect for those who sacrifice to keep our country safe. Still, if this offends anyone at all, I apologize and will change it or delete the poem immediately. I will claim poetic license as it just stuck fiercely in my thought process, and felt I needed to include it as it related strongly to what I needed to express.

Just another write and release, all is always well after posting. Greatest therapy.

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