Mental Burden

As a child they gave me wings but clipped them

Tore my skin and duly ripped them

Tore the flesh upon each shoulder

And added weights as I grew older

Each hour draws me slowly on

I drag my limbs

My strength has gone

Burdened by my stagnant mind

My skull a cage where I’m confined

Beneath the surface of my skin

A churning poison does begin

To course through bone and addled flesh

To leave me lost and dispossessed

Cursed by touch and false emotion

I feel I’m drowning in life’s ocean

My family choked the life from me

And left me blind though I can see

What little future can God give?

When my soul has lost the will to live?