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The Cold Chill of Life

The Cold Chill of Life
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Inside where the pain lives
Inside beyond the light
Beyond the reach of foes & friends alike
Far away from the scars of time

This is where I go to hide
Hide from the whip of the world
A world to myself where nothing matters
Nothing to fear nor demands to be dealt

I see myself and I know why
Why I love the way I do & the ones I do
I know what frightens me
I have all the answers
But I can grasp no questions

Outside the world spins at dizzying speeds
Time kills and collects its trophies
Love is torn and replaced with want
Wants that grow and become heavy
They consume and smother
They explode and become regrets

Inside I am warm
Shielded from the cold chill of life
Life, as an inevitable loss of warmth
Ideas become fantasies and then grow cold
Frozen in time they remain true
Unchanged & ideal they remind us of warmer days

Inside I am safe but I am alone
Security comes at the cost of living
Life is love and love is uncertainty
Inside I paint in glorious expression
Yet with no light there is nothing to behold

Outside is where I long to be again
A target painted on my back
A scheme to cheat time, the killer of things
A scheme almost certain to fail
Yet a cold fantasy of success keeps me here
Outside where the pain thrives
Yet love exists

The Cold Chill of Life

NYLongBow

Martville, United States

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