The lost boy, he has come so far, and yet he is nowhere…

Posted: May 30, 2015 in Home, Tales of the Comeback Kid
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The lost boy

I find myself fearing that one more abyss
One more false step
Just might bring about the end of all this
It’s not that I am lacking in courage
I have clawed my way back before
And will do so again, if I can
But I am no longer armoured
With the boundless strength and youth
It is not always about me
It’s not even about the truth
There are other factors to consider
Other chaos that I can’t control
It seeps into my life
Casting long shadows,
Diminishing the light
Until everything is as black as them
Is that how it ends for me?
Despite all my planning
Despite all my mechanisms for coping
I will just lose myself in a bunch of nothing

I refuse to be lost

© 2015 Peter Anstiss

  1. sonniq says:

    At times we get lost. Every day I keep trying to put one more foot in front of the other. Sometimes I think I’m running out of time. We have to have confidence in ourselves that even when we can’t see the path, it is there and we cannot give up. Only those who give up are the losers.

  2. Arts & Rhymes says:

    Refusal is the start! 😌

  3. sunherisufi says:

    “Wanderer, your footsteps are the road, and nothing more; wanderer, there is no road, the road is made by walking. By walking one makes the road, and upon glancing behind one sees the path that never will be trod again. Wanderer, there is no road– Only wakes upon the sea ” ( Antonio Machado) 🙂

  4. I can feel the struggle in your words Pete, but was glad to see that last, powerful line of refusal 🙂

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