Stormy Seas

by brian francis

Have you ever stood on a street corner
And felt total despair like a void within?
Have you ever cried so deep inside
That the tears near shattered your soul?
Have you fought with your demons
In a silent struggle with memories of sin?
Have you lost hope for even just a second?

Have you?

Were the means ever within your grasp?
Did your hand ever hold the final answer?
A pharmaceutical cocktail or brass and lead.
The crushing heaviness of your breast.
The contemplation of utter finality.
The anticipation of the strength to give up.
The realization of the strength to go on?

Have you ever?

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