Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Been That, Done There

              for Brett Gentile

I’ve seen too much to ever blame someone
   For going blind to save her sanity.
Sometimes reality is like a gun
   Every last bullet’s an atrocity.
Each one mangles the trust you have in life
   Till you see trap doors everywhere you go,
Assume warm smiles conceal a butcher’s knife,
   And realize we all live on Death Row.
What can you do to live with that but lie,
   Or drown yourself in drink, or run away?
We all endure what we can justify
   And serve the master we choose to obey.
      So how can I blame you for going wrong
      To make it right, when you’re playing my song?


Copyright 2016 Matthew J Wells

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