Lights Dim

dry cell

Lights out . . . silence on . . . phones dead.
Another night a cold empty bed.
Tears of kids lost so many wrecked lives
broken visits bring endless lies.
Another night of false hopes, empty dreams
it goes round and round like tattered seams.

Phones cut address unknown.
Realities bite you’re all alone.
Letters unreceived love vows long deceived.
Notes not written, none to send
loneliness becomes your one true friend.

Calendars stretched cross endless steel walls
days turned to seasons, summers to falls.
Another night of false hopes empty dreams
it goes round and round like tattered seams.

Can it be the reds of youth’s fire
so quickly turned to grays of aged ire.
What’s it been- ten, fifteen years already? It can’t, no way.
A vision still clear of that fateful day.
The cuffs, the tears, the loss, the fears.

Anniversaries that pass not of joy but years lost.
The follies of youth such terrible cost.
Passion once felt now so much life’s frost.
Another night of false hopes empty dreams
it goes round and round like tattered seams.

And now as lights dim another day gone
you sit you stare numbed and forlorn.

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