It Takes A Toll

It takes a toll

this shining brightly
smiling
laughing
living

Leaves a body
restless
searching
wondering
when enough is enough

Leaves a mind
circling in on itself
screaming
crying
looking for a release
that just won’t come

It takes a toll
trying so hard
to be what everybody wants
needs
demands
without knowing
what it is you want
and need
and should demand

Leaves a heart
shivering
cowering
walled up
alone

Leaves a spirit
damaged
cold
colorless
dying

It takes a toll

NL (c) 2016
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s