Bed Time

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Growing old

Submitted: July 22, 2012

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Submitted: July 22, 2012



Ten year old

Screaming into his pillow.

Muffled sobs.

Afraid of that unknown thing

At the end of life.

Worried that a grown up

Will hear and question, or

Chide as silly

The despair

That knots his stomach.


Half century added

And fright has morphed,

No longer the threat

It once was.

The memories still singe

With unanswerable sadness.

Comfort approaches

As a wavering relief

From the unnamed circumstances

That manage and direct

The path to darkness.

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