-The Man in the Chair-

By sTr8-jAcKeT

He's old & he's bitter, he's grown a hard shell,
Reething in anguish as he lives in his hell.
He sits by the window, to watch time pass by,
And stares out the glass with jaded old eyes.

The man in the chair just sits there all day,
And his mind has all but worn away to decay.
He grumbles at things that have changed through the years,
The people & places that had once brought him tears.

He's more stubborn than that of walls made of stone,
Yet speaks with an arrogant, annoyance of tone.
He listens in strides that in-between have great gaps,
Even though he may try, still succumbs to a lapse.

He's hollowed in passions, an old waterless cave,
To his maliced old mind; a victim... a slave.
There's only one place that he finds solitude,
Imprisoned inside, behind eyes' attitude.

He's rash to be brash, always quick with his thoughts,
Judgements, denials and the hatred he wroughts.
He scorns & he scoffs and he points at the world,
More-so at own failures, deep-seeded & curled.

Each day that may pass, he's consumed with a thirst,
As a wraith or a revenent; chained, shackled & cursed.
He's hungry for things that he swears he should be,
The successes of others, that's hes just never seen.

He's ridden with pride, much for his own good,
And he rarely says sorry for the times that he should.
He tries and he tries to improve everyday,
But he's lost in the wilderness he's found on his way.

He's lived for so long for a time short on earth,
Rapidly aging since the day known as birth.
He's mis-guided in views that he once thought he knew,
And has been proven wrong, with things tried & true.

As vines that collect new places to grow,
He still pushes on, tangled, tied like a bow.
I feel pity for him & perhaps it is fair,
That one day I'll look back... and get out of this chair...

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-©opy®ight 2015 sTr8-jAcKeT-
Published on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.     Filed under: "Reflective" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

A few truths I've discovered about this person.
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  • sadistic intent hex On Saturday, August 17, 2019, sadistic intent hex (245)By person wrote:

    gripping tale of how we can waste our lives waiting on change or gripeing on how things have changed.I guess I'm no better with my pen and my pad.

  • FreyaMorrigan On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, FreyaMorrigan (97)By person wrote:

    I don’t even know where to start with articulating a comment that can explain how much I love this! I love every part of it; each sentence or phrase could be a powerful stand alone piece in itself! I very much enjoyed this piece, great job!

  • 10 Forty Three On Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10 Forty Three (758)By person wrote:

    Wow! Powerful story and message right here. Sadly, i can relate. Maybe I too, will get out of my chair one day. Bravo. - 10

  • sIo On Tuesday, December 18, 2018, sIo (895)By person wrote:

    Well, fuck a duck. I now feel drastically less talented as a writer. I love it. I will be back for more of your ravings...

  • FreyaMorrigan On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, FreyaMorrigan (97)By person wrote:

    Best. Comment. Ever. 🤣

  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Sunday, December 23, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (829)By person wrote:

    Damn, thank you. I'll be digging into yours shortly. Thanks again, sIo.

  • Split_Mind On Thursday, December 13, 2018, Split_Mind (109)By person wrote:

    The end was just a slammer! Talent!

  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Friday, December 14, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (829)By person wrote:

    Thanks for the kind words, friend.

  • terris crimson On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, terris crimson (207)By person wrote:

    amazing :)

  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Thursday, November 29, 2018, sTr8-jAcKeT (829)By person wrote:

    Thank you terris.

  • A former member wrote: Great piece dear hope all is well

  • sTr8-jAcKeT On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, sTr8-jAcKeT (829)By person wrote:

    Thank you & best of luck.

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