Man at wits end

I’m not going to lie any longer, there’s no hope and I am done

I’ve been a useless boyfriend; I’ve fought in arguments which can’t be won

I’ve debated ways of doing this, but there are no painless options

I need a quick way out, not to die slowly from a toxic concoction

My family don’t know, but I’ve seen my Mum for the last time

But I can’t confess to her, they’re not her issues, they are mine

I can sincerely say that I’m done for, Joe doesn’t love me anymore

The man I once looked up to; he was the role model I adored

I thought he cared for me too, but he turned his back on me

Perhaps if I end it now, from my suffering I can finally be free

I’m feeling light, and dizzy. This medication messes with my head

I might have taken too much, but I don’t care, I wish I was dead.

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©Sophie Bowns 2011-2015


16 thoughts on “A Way Out

      1. I don’t know, I think prose poetry seems ‘purer’ because they aren’t bound simply by rhyming couplets, but they can tell a story. You know, like Janaka Stucky and Hollie McNish.

  1. Okay, little to negative and down for me to completely read, you should share more inspirational poems, ones that motivate people, ones that inspire people and move people… move them in a good way, this post is good but it almost hurts to read!

    1. I don’t think poetry necessarily has to be happy. This poem was linked to my novel, “The Defeatist” which begins badly.
      It’s a journey of self-discovery for my protagonist, Jude Reed. In the story, he is pushed to his limits and makes a drastic decision which changes everything. Perhaps you could read it and find out more?

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