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Tears In Hell

To wake and not remember
The day and the day before
Was it April or November
Or recognise your own door

To not remember your own name
And to deny it to your son
To level on your wife all shame
And know that they deserved none

To be confused by your own scars
And not see the ones that you gave
To have your tears out number the stars
And to the lost memories of the past your slave

Having those who love you try to give
Back all the memories that you have lost
And lose themselves so in now you live
Your child and love an eternal cost

Not knowing what the story was about
Until years later when you see yourself
When there is no longer anyone to hear your shout
Knowing lost love and memory the only wealth

To remember later that they are your own
When you have denied them and told them to leave
And to know now you are truly left alone
It is for the living that you grieve

To remember many years have gone
And that you did not remember your home
Knowing it now has been far to long
To have them again call you their own

To lash out at all the world
For your own pain and your own woe
And recall to late your child you did hold
20 years lost and a face you will not know

Who do you blame when you wake in Hell
And know all your tears are wasted shed
When there is no-one there if you knew how to tell
To see little joy in knowing you are not dead

To know that no matter how many tears you cry
Will change the past or bring any of it back
To know there are no answers or reasons why
And it would be easier if memory was the only lack

Trying to find excuses for your own selfish anger
Knowing you were blind to everyone elses pain
Rejecting all who loved you and realising later
That all that is left you are tears in Hell again.

12.37am 30th September 2009 AustEST
copyright Gregory John O’Flaherty

Tears In Hell

Gregory John O'Flaherty

Maryborough, Australia

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Car accidents ruin more than your memories… Love to Gwenda.. Peace

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