To Hopelessness

By steuss

I’ve got empty dreams,
Hopes that have died in time,
Sands fallen to water,
Dissolved in hopelessness.

The windows cloud,
Rain falls from heavens,
And skies are empty,
Billowing demons.

I’ve found worthless trinkets,
Shining in my carpets,
The sun unseen for hours,
And love dropped from my shell.

To keep you in my dreams,
I’ve tried every way,
The paths to you are broken,
Tied off by solitude.

But the hope of return,
Flares brighter each day,
The hollow place you left,
Isn’t filling like it should.

The trinkets broken,
The pictures frayed,
The feelings only memories,
And the love fadeing...

Opening my eyes to sleep
Released the demons.
The skies bleed my pains,
And i’ve broken my hopes.

What could be is done,
What would have been:
Whispers on the wind,
And what will be a shadow,
Of the possiblities.

Emptiness reigns,
Hopelessness is air,
And my dreams, are shattered,
On believing.

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Copyright 2004 steuss
Published on Tuesday, April 6, 2004.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: This shakes me to the core. It reminded me so strongly of the one I had to let go of, and also how every second was excruciating. Thank you for sharing

  • ForeverHopelessAlwaysLost On Saturday, March 10, 2012, ForeverHopelessAlwaysLost (76)By person wrote:

    Wow, your words flow through my mind and stir up thoughts that have been lying dormant. You inspire me. Thank you for that.

  • River Lily On Sunday, October 23, 2011, River Lily (1162)By person wrote:

    Eloquently depressing..this was mournful and beautifully worded. I have to fave this. Scholar

  • Sin On Wednesday, February 23, 2005, Sin (1179)By person wrote:

    this was so sad in its elegance, im left shaken and reflecting, i especially loved the fourth stanza and the closing ended this perfectly ~kristy

  • Alanarchy On Thursday, April 8, 2004, Alanarchy (1238)By person wrote:

    Very, VERY powerful ending. Nearly knocked me outa my chair. Great work.

  • A former member wrote: you use some different word associations and I enjoy the uniqueness

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