Slightly downbeat in mood,
Buoyancy deflated for now.
Bright lights blinding sense,
Distortion grasps the images.
Pulsating pains jab and jive,
Temples stress to contain.
Cowering close to a finality,
Hope sits on faraway horizons.
Tomorrow is beyond tolerance,
Despair twists a sad conscience.
Salty tears slide in their freedom,
Nothingness is the only company.
Decisions hover in a place of limbo,
Consequences await next actions.
Notes of time edge to the surface,
A conscience touched in a moment.
Down but not beyond temptation,
A helping hand steadies resilience.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 29/10/2014
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