Eye of sorrow

The eye of sorrow looks at me

Through a knot in the timber’s grain

Emptiness fills me up

Exposing an inward pain

Emotional suppression, rising thoughts

Add fuel to the furnace

Quotidian opening healing wounds

While prodding at their rawness

Sitting in this silent pain

Hopelessness floods the heart

Vacuumed into realms of dark

Life but torn apart

Entertaining thoughts of giving up

This path of life I’m on

Seems too complex now

With the objective truly gone

Where to then? I ask myself

Do I just lay down and die

Do I hang on to what is now

And find I’ve lived a lie

Or do I change my path

Hit a brand new road

See where that takes me

And get rid of this old load

John Hayden


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