showers in failure

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I sometime like the rest of you hate the life I live so this is what showers in failure is trying to express.

Submitted: March 07, 2007

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Am I that tainted with failure?

That I shower in it every morning

Blame, which I use as my deodorant

Self-loathing is the gel I use to style my hair 

Brushing my teeth with an artificial optimism

That this day I will be different

 

Or am I under a curse

Unable to break the cycle

That keeps me in this dirt

 

Are the motions I do for love?

Binding my hands over this lit flame

Why do I asphyxiate my own life?

With all the sacrifices I endeavour to make

 

Trapping myself with the person I am

Refusing to evolve but longing to prevail

Pushing the ones I love away

When they start to breach my fortifications

 

Cutting myself deep each time joy comes a knocking

Running from the other side of my life

All because of an over sized heart

Which beat in time with guilt

Guilt that I will never be any thing more

Than the man who showers in failure  

Styling his hair with self-loathing.


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