Shadows of Pain by Leah Werner
Hollowed eyes and tortured soul
Spitting words that didn't flow
Forcing smiles that always faded
His memories fond, distorted and jaded
Ups and downs, half smiles and frowns
His mind was spinning round and round
A heart bigger than a sunrise sky
So numbed he left and didn't say goodbye
The darkness seized him, held him tight
Squeezed so hard life became a fight
A fight to eat, a fight to breathe
Hatred flowed and emotions seethed
He never forgot and never forgave
The angst inside him dug his early grave
Handsome groom, number one dad
The best friend I truly ever had
Woke up one day not feeling well
Couldn't take this life in hell
Began his journey to what comes after
Mom comes home, finds him hanging from a rafter
Terror sets in and shock takes over
In a blink of an eye their marriage was over
Two nightmarish calls, one to each daughter
Cries and screams like lambs at the slaughter
And so we march on, soldiers in a state of shock
Thinking it's him, every phonecall and knock
Now, I hope, his tortured soul's at peace
But we, the survivors, are haunted with memories and grief
Does the cycle continue - depression and shame
Will I follow my father through the shadows of pain?
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