The Weakness Within

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
taken from my book, "Thought Whereabouts"

Submitted: November 12, 2015

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Submitted: November 12, 2015



The Weakness Within


I twiddled my thumbs at dawn

__and broke into laughter

Wonder why I would even bother

I shut down inside my mind

No new ideas could be heard

__in my head

I didn't care that my heart

__was ripped to shreds 90 times

I just had to get out of here



Yet, the needle that pokes it's way

__into my brain

____is the syringe of death

______that provokes all the words

________that I ponder

__________thru-out my mind

____________wondering "why?"

If I knew how to hold still

__I'd know too much

So I twiddle my thumbs for relief

But, none of the words, I can speak

All the jealousy I feel

When another man takes my place

It itches in my brain

I have no right

__to smack myself silly

____yet, I will do so

______because, who cares for rights?


I'm not doing nothing

I just eat the sentences

__that I choke on

____instead of say

If all too often I ever know

__what's goin' on

____I'd have to hang myself lower

The bottles of chucked gum

__are thee only sounds around

____this side of town

Where the berries

__and other fruits

____hang to be dried to their death

If the wind smacked me off' my rocker

__you could tell the "ding-dong"er

____that I don't care for her spinach

Yet, I know the soup

__that is such a surprise

I know it so well

And I don't even care if I know it too much

I've had my lunch

Now let me lick the bottom

__of the punch bowl

Sit back

And let my eyes wander

__to the ceiling

Because a bag of dead rats

__is not gonna show me the way

It isn't too often that my stomach turns

Boiling over a sucked up freeway

I launched my sadness to the sky

"Ending my beginning"

__sounds so impossible

____that I don't dare to understand

Even the cheese hanging

__off of my mouth

____for no good reason

______other than the reasons

________that I had

__________that I thought were so good

I'm not in a situation

__that I can't get out of

I can stop loving you

I really can

Don't you believe that I can?

Don't answer that



D. L. Cannon

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