Calex (madannekidd) wrote in artisticlicence,
Calex
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Poem: Untitled


©Montie Talbert



Untitled

I had a friend who said:
"I need to stop trying."
He sat by the window, on my bed,
And he seemed to be crying.

He was alone in this world,
Just trying hard to get by;
Is this what he meant that day?
What did he mean to say?

It's in the news, what he did,
He stood on top of a building, arms spread;
"God hates me," is what he said,
"Why did I have to be left all alone?"

The TV flickers in my room,
The channel's switched to the news;
It's half past four, it's on the clock,
I feel helpless, staring at a man with nothing to lose.

It's in the news, what he did,
He stood on top of a building, arms spread;
"God hates me," is what he said,
"Why did I have to be left all alone?"

It's cold, even though the sun's shining,
Why couldn't I see what he was planning?
He stood on a building, arms spread.
And Lord, he was smiling.
Smiling like he was free.
"I need to stop trying," is what he said,
It's the last thing he ever said to me.



NB: I wasn't sure if I'd posted this poem here or not, but if I haven't, then here you go. If not, admire the nice picture I put in as accompaniment. Also, the number of posts aren't very high, I noticed. Thanks to all of you who kept up, I really appreciate your contributions to this community.
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