Trying to Escape

a void defines my peace

sanity, a shred of nightmare

the key lost in clasped hands

I stand, like a shattered glass

groaning for an escape

for the sweet kiss of release

but the whip of reality

lashes me to sleep

trembling, I try to stand

like a phoenix from its ashes

but as Zeus undid Atlas

i remain chained to my burden


the spikes of hate circle

my throbbing love for life

the demons dance between my eyes

and I cumber, slowly cumber

faded memories are the smiles

gone the sweet days of yore