All The Hope That I Need

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

taken from my book, "Blown Out Of Proportion"

All The Hope That I Need


No matter how bad my life gets

I will never forget how worse it was

The torturing that I do to myself

Will never get the best of me

Because my disease is not the boss of me

I'll always wanna give up

I'll always wanna run

But as long as I don't pick up

Life will not get too fucked up

Whatever this God

__that is killing a bunch of people right now

____says is "good"

______about anything right now

Will be thee only things that stand out

When I stop to smell the flowers

And take a look around


__that it's not powder

____and I'm not snorting

As the world around me

Shrinks in population

Will I remember how populated

__the world used to be?

Probably not

I probably won't see the difference

Because that's how little

__that I paid attention

____to other people

Which is probably wrong of me

But I just did not want

__to know how much people

____were in the world

'Cause I wanted the headcount

__to be infinite

Or 'cause it just felt infinite

Because I thought people never really die

They all have eternal

__pre and post existences

And the world ain't going anywhere

So the number of souls would never end

Because the size of the universe

__never ends

But if this God

__can't even keep us from dying

How can I be sure

__that there's an afterlife, at all?


The dying world around me

Will not drag me down

And won't take me back out there

__in the grip of active addiction

____concerning drugs anymore

No matter what else

__I am still addicted to

Or get addicted to

As long as I stay clean

I'm gonna be O.K.


06-20-'20 #4

D. L. Cannon

Submitted: June 23, 2020

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