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Shine for Me

Posted on August 19, 2011

I’m tired.
Much too depleted for this, too
spent for Love’s antics, I
know why the task is
left to the young, who
are forever in pursuit of
the next Big Adventure, while I
sigh in contemplation with the
complacence of middle-age.

Too much passion has
worn me thin; too
many years of
dwelling in sin and
debauchery and
chains and
leather and
whips against my skin.

I’m done! I’m done! I
scream at the sky knowing in my
heart the reason why I
keep looking toward the gallows as my
paragon of deliverance, a way out, and
end to the wretchedness I feel when I
look into eyes that relentlessly ask why I
cannot be who you want me to be; who you
need me to be for you.


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3 responses to “Shine for Me”

  1. QuoteToo much passion has
    worn me thin; too
    many years of
    dwelling in sin and
    debauchery and
    chains and
    leather and
    whips against my skin.

    Some great "word music" here. Internal alliteration. I found myself going back and reading it out loud a few times. Always a good sign.  Oddly satisfying, the way I can speak the words, with a faint, dry bitterness, and they oblige by rolling off my tongue, like so many spent, bitter pills.

    Interesting.

  2. QuoteI’m done! I’m done! I
    scream at the sky knowing in my
    heart the reason why I
    keep looking toward the gallows as my
    paragon of deliverance, a way out, and
    end to the wretchedness I feel when I
    look into eyes that relentlessly ask why I
    cannot be who you want me to be; who you
    need me to be for you.

    I particularly loved this last verse, Damian. I think many can relate to it.  Such powerful use of words!  Clever and well done!

  3. Yeah, I thought this was great Damian. I recognized several similar feelings in myself (unfortunately, a number of times). I don’t do couples well.

    Really good poem – has it all.

    Thanks for the read.

    Brian

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