I like to believe that the world has not changed it's humankind making it bad. I often look back and try to compare it was a almost wonderful world back then. Children still believed in magic. People these days have no compassion or consideration and war is definitely not the answer. Evil is ruling. Thank you for sharing. All the best
It is truly dark times in which we exist; I find it to be a difficult balancing act between thriving off the past and trudging through the present.
Thank you for commenting and reading.
Let's hope things get better.
2 years ago
by Em (marmite)
S, this is such a hard hitting piece. We've all been through finding out santa and the Easter bunny isn't real but for some that's the only deciept we've have to go through for others life just gets worse and worse..
You tell a tell of a life full of darkness, a life full of unfortunately feeling like you're kept in the dark a lot of the time - I can relate to this alot.
As always, your poem just flows flawlessly.
Well done x
This is excellent S and I'm glad it's been nominated. While it wouldn't be practical for us to keep the magical wonder of childhood, I agree that the harsh realities of adult life often feel dark and uncompromising. As a poem, this flows easily and hits hard which is an accomplishment for sure :-) x
2 years ago
by Ben Pickard
I have no real words for the sadness I felt reading this, Stephen. I suppose the misery inherent throughout resonates so heavily simply because not a word of it is untrue.
Stephen, please never lose the joy and wonderment that life can give us. It's too easy to sink into that gray world where you miss all the little things that when put together make a lot of beautiful moments. Hugs you-