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Nothing To Lose

Nothing To Lose

When death comes for me, I’ll gladly fall into its cold arms
For all the life I have lived is death
When vampires seek me, I’ll walk straight into their path
For my blood has ceased to flow for years
I’m the first of the broken
and the last of the repaired
My heart is warm with cold
Yesterday has taught me to fear no fear
and not to bank my hopes on hope
I expect nothing from everything
For everything seems to exist everywhere but here
They say it’s a crime to take one’s own life
Hell is my resting place if I extinguish this dim light
So, I wait
Wait for the day I wouldn’t see myself live again
Wait for the time I wouldn’t be policed by time
For the dead has no deadline to beat
But that day seems to count into infinity
As I wait, the years grow younger
and my woes sink deeper
 

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Tony Taylor

Wow ANTHONY!!....you REALLY painted a morose picture here.....it's dripping with sadness and despair......it's haunting and strange because this is third poem I've read today that concerns itself with suicide here on Cosmo!!.....your write does take itself quite seriously though, with some intensely moving imagery and phrasing that captivates ~

            ~ "Hell is my resting place if I extinguish this dim light
                So, I wait
                Wait for the day I wouldn't see myself live again
                Wait for the time I wouldn't be policed by time..."

That is some VERY good and TRULY powerful poetry.......I just pray that it is just a foray into understanding and NOT a real cry for help!!......for it is  VERY well delivered poetically!!.......ALL STARS!!.....well done dear poet brother!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo 🐧✴❤

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Anthony Yormesor

I very much appreciate your comments Tony. I try to paint a picture as close to reality. I hope it comes out good most of the time. Thanks for your concern. I am far from the persona in this piece. Life can be very challenging even for the determined or those who would give everything to go the long way. There are others who have tried their best in everything they tried their hands on but the results keep sinking their motivation. I tried going into the minds of such people who feel life has little to offer for their efforts and struggles and would rather let life go than live it. This is what I got.

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Wow Anthony...so dismal and hopeless....It seems some feel they always lose in life and it is not worth the fight...where expectations are always mislead...where others just go through the motions of life....I love the imagery and picture you chose for this...Great work. xo ;)

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Anthony Yormesor

It's true what you've said Cherie. Sometimes I try to understand from different perspectives. We are built differently. What breaks a brick does not break a rock. We all need support in the difficult phases of our lives to get us through.

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