The brief eternity

in poetry •  2 months ago

Someday darkness will engulf me and life will come to end. Maybe that day I'll face myself; The real me, he's been no friend. Will I learn to bend and change, open my eyes, see clearly again. All those times I turned away never watching and never sane. There was a world , a whole world around me; The world it passed me by. I was on the outside waiting never understanding right or wrong; Just kill, or die

Someday shadows will suffocate me; My life will take a spell. Maybe I'll face myself that day find courage to embrace the hell. Will I accept the things I've done; They weren't just in my mind. All those times I moved aside now just accept: As if I'm blind. There is a world there not just darkness and gloom; Help me see clearly. I am no longer on the outside I'm here catching the world holding dearly

Someday shadows will embrace me but it's not this day; Not yet. Maybe when that day comes I'll face it stoic and grim, laughing with no regret. Will I step in life's way and catch it passing by, firmly by the neck. All those days that went by, no more I'll not stand aside or reject. There is right and wrong, I know there is don't judge for don't you see. I'm here no shadows, only light; Reaching for a life that's mine...That brief eternity

For R.B. Your fight is over.

May you rest in peace brother.

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I was going to comment about how maybe you missed your calling, you write beautifully. But then I saw the ending. I'm so sorry for your loss, Galen <3

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Hey @honeydue, thanks for your comment. I have written about RB before. He was a warrior, a husband, a father, a mate and a PTSD sufferer. He took his own life earlier this year. I was on the phone with one of his family members the other night and then wrote this piece.

Your comment means a lot. Thank you.

I really like your poem again, Galen. You write great!

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Aww shucks...Thanks Daniela. x

Nicely done my friend. The shadows will come to all of us at some point either expectedly or unexpectedly. Until then it's a journey for all of us. Keep posting

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Thanks @enjoywithtroy I appreciate you reading. I wrote the piece for one of my mates who took his own life after a fight with PTSD he suffered after his military service.

I appreciate your comment.

I hope for something quick like getting hit by a semi truck.

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That'd work I guess. My mate went out at the end of a rope.

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That's a drag, there was a suicide in my family recently.

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Sorry to hear that. It's a hard thing on those that get left behind to wonder what they may have done differently to change the situation...

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that is for sure part of the grieving process. you can't blame yourself though that is the natural tendency.

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Yeah, it's a terrible thing. I feel for his wife and kids...We're rallying around them though.

I'm sorry for your loss, man.

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RB took his own life earlier this year after a PTSD battle following his military service. He was a good mate. Left a wife and kids...

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I'm really sorry. There's a lot of crap that goes on over there that can really mess a person up. Even with treatment it seems like it can be difficult to deal with. My heart goes out to his wife and kids, and the rest of you who knew him.

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Thanks mate, we really around his family and celebrate his memory and life.

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such a great thinking dear i support to you great post

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Maybe he really cares about your brother :P Don't be so quick to judge, dear.

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Stirring the pot huh?

Being called dear creeps me out actually...Especially when a guy does it. That shit's not natural.