Sunday, December 26, 2010

emerging from the shadows

standing in the shadows almost lost
selling my soul despite the cost
desperate stares as cars flash by
feeling that soon the end draws nigh

sometimes I'm gasping for air as if drowning
while normal folks stare and walk away frowning
cast to the streets still a boy, yet never a child
only knowing the meaning of hate and reviled 

desperate to escape this void that's my world
and reach with in hoping for normalcy unfurled
climbing out of this black abyss
finally living a life i almost missed

               T.A.L.Jr.

5 comments:

  1. :( You have the inner strength that succeeds.

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  2. beautifully written...evoking emotion within.

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  3. Nice write about a hard topic.

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  4. Good writing. It seems like this awful experience has given you much wisdom.

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  5. I'm glad to see you are selected as poet of the week. Nicely done.

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