Truth Hurts

May 2, 2012
As the sun sets,
My heart sets too,
Longing for light in the world.
And when its dark
I bump into walls
And get bruises which don't go away.

The sun comes up
My eyes tied shut
By my own hands
The truth, I don't want
To see
Where is my warmth?
Where is my comfort?
Waiting with truth.

Atlas, the eyes open
searching for light
In the book
Of truth.
My fear is confirmed,
My family is doomed
To the flames
Of everlasting he**.

How can I save,
Lord, Jesus Christ
The people
I know so well?
How can I give
To the ones I love
Your love, and
Your life?
How can I serve,
With honor and Joy
When life
Leaves the heart
Of my Love?

When light is gone,
the truth is
I bump into walls
And get bruises
That don't go away.

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Distant_Freedom said...
Feb. 11, 2014 at 9:22 pm
I agree with KatsK. The full-circle ending is a nice touch that isn't too prominent in today's work. I like how you break it up into stanzas, each one having its own idea and general theme while relating back to the overlapping theme at the same time. Truly impressive.
KatsK This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2013 at 7:52 pm
This is really good. I like the full-circle ending.
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