Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
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Poem - Lonely Scratches

The poem “Lonely Scratches” was prompted by the line "In my heart I know I failed you, but you left me here alone" in the song “Remember Everything” by Five Finger Death Punch.

Lonely Scratches

Penciled etchings scratch the paint
once a wish for what could be
now damnation for the one
condemned by wishes before their time

boasting years far in advance
the goals extolled a fantasy
creatures thought to fly to peaks
instead walk the earth with clay feet

consider giants that cannot stand
when the landscape is nightmare’s realm
all will crawl when the path
spirals downward instead of up

imaginations of one sad mind
demanding more with every inch
ticking off the fevered goals
creating hells with every year

those heights attained by progenies
where Dad’s boasts ascribe his place
leaving failures to reconcile
lonely scratches instead of love.

© 2018. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20181115.
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