Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted July 1, 2020

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Eclipse of Humanity

by Y. M. Roger

Exhaustion finds a soul bereft
of confidence in future’s stake –
Streaming sun and gentle breeze
kiss but the shell of hope’s namesake…
No promise of companionship
is found within the light of dawn –
Grand plans and schemes and lifelong dreams
lie crumbling ‘neath woe’s paragon…
Walls that offered sanctuary –
bastions of fellowship and friends –
now mock like shards of prison glass,
cause wounds so deep they’ll never mend…
Removed from all that makes it whole –
a healing touch and friendly smile –
the soul seeks solace in death’s arms,
surrend’ring to estrangement’s guile…
Suffused with angst, existence wanes,
without fervor to lend reward –
For in the end, will life be saved,
if breath is but to be endured?

20 Line Poem contest entry



**'Bastions' is pronounced with two syllables: bas-chuhns

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