Lay my head in shame!

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic


I now lay my head in shame for I've wronged so many that I now stand alone at these crossroads where the beast decides my fate, for once ones love is split it can only lead here, as far as the eye can see there is nothing but these crumbling old roads dust and dirt floating in the air and but a few dead trees with no leaves. 

  One of the trees I notice has an old rope hanging from a now flimsy branch. A tire sat deteriorating below it. Just beyond it an impression in the dirt with a few scraggles of old lumber pressed into the ground as if a house once stood there. 

  Still here I stand alone. Still I think about being a child and swinging on a tire swing just the same as that. Laughing and carefree. A time when I was never alone. When love and friendship was surrounding me. A tear marks it's way through the dirt now settled on my cheeks. 

  My thoughts turn to my last love... Her eyes so sad as if she wished she could save me. Yet I was always busy saving others that I neglected myself and the ones who loved me most. My regrets created what seemed like a mudslide leading to the dusty ground at my feet. It's always too late that we realize our mistakes. The wishing and praying that the heavens allowed a redo. Like my father always said, " boy a hard head makes a soft bottom". Kind of ironic now a days.

  If you could feel what I feel exactly how I feel it would it change anything. Would I still be here in my purgatory wishing on a dirt strewn star for the hope of a chance to do what was right. Could this mind of mine that simply is that of a mad man simply make life simple for just once. When these questions arise from me to you does the thought of redemption or something other than hate enter your heart. Or does this pain we feel deserve another flame to keep it lit...


Submitted: August 08, 2020

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cheerie smiler


so heart touching,
i love it
congrats

read my book title:SMILE and comment on it
thanks

Sat, August 8th, 2020 9:52am

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