Tuesday, 19 June 2012
In times of trouble, is it a natural expectation
that those supposedly blood or marriage bound
will take action,
lend a hand and support you?
and if it is, what happens when they don’t?
Anger builds, resentment and frustration
immobolise the body and frenzy the mind
leaving you vulnerable
to the deathly comfort of substance abuse
and if this happens, what then of your life?
So what do we do?
We must overcome the disappointment
in human nature with all its flaws,
all its failings
and accept, for our own sake, that others live by different values
Surrender to the seeping pain,
let the volatile anger subside
as it washes through you and over you
scorching skin, suffer every aching moment
and burn the bridges if you must, but let go of the expectation
they know not what they do
for if they did, sleep would surely evade them
unless they are morally bankrupt?
and perhaps they are
Your role in this life
is not to fall victim to the shallowness of others
but to recognise your own unique depth
remembering you are strong
and important to those that matter
Grieve the loss
of the imaginary outcome you held,
substituted by a harsh reality,
say goodbye to what could have been
and embrace what is
Each of us will face our own judgement;
you must hold firm in the knowledge
that although crippled in this moment, bloodied and bruised,
you fought with courage
and stood for something of value
© Dianne Traynor