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Eyes of Death - A Poem
A Sad Reality
At one time, I found myself in the unfortunate position of having to watch a close friend self destruct. Sadly, this person had given up on life and no longer cared. It is never easy to endure this sort of thing, especially when you feel totally helpless.
Eyes of Death
My dear friend forgive me
As I look away once more.
All so many years now
I have watched the light within
That warm smile has now grown
Faded and cold.
Like the sweet dreams of youth,
Now memories from the distant past.
As I look into the dark, empty spaces
Of those eyes of death.
Now it is with sadness in my heart
That I must walk away.
The empty vacuum within your gaze,
Like a vampire, consumes my soul.
I struggle to reason why you choose
Darkness and pain over life.
In birth you were given wings to soar,
Yet in life your dreams were grounded.
And we are left to stare
Into those empty eyes of death.
Moving Forward Can Be Difficult
As hard as it might be to watch someone you care about throw their life away, moving on can be just as difficult. You will feel guilty that maybe you didn't do enough, that perhaps you are their last chance in life. I am not able to tell others how they should handle a situation such as this, but I can say I understand.
© 2014 Christopher J Wood