Tripping on the circumstances beyond my control
I fell face first in the inviting, balmy waters of the Acheron
I wanted to wallow in its wretched whorls
allowing despair to drown me to the depths
and let misery gore my heart bit by bit
the warmth of woes washed over my visage
melancholy warbled soothingly
the keening waters building a tumuli over my willing flesh
but the bare bleached bones of sadness rattled me so much
I surfaced, extricating myself from its fierce embrace.
The urge to erase all painful memories
took me to the banks of the serene Lethe
flowing so quietly and invitingly
I experimentally dipped my toe gingerly
feeling all troubles seep away
limb by limb, lighter I felt
as lethargy pinned me down lovingly
the flotsam of pain was jettisoned away
threads of my thoughts unspooled in slow motion
and my jumbled ideas floated by
oh, the luxury of oblivion enveloped me tenderly
it could have been my forever home
but the curiosity of what next refused to fade away
pushing me ashore to bid unwilling adieu to cowardice!
I re-enter the world of reality
which bears the curse of the Phlegethon and the Cocytus
no longer death is a passport to the Hades
we are the inhabitants of the living hell
human life is not even worthy of statistics now
we die like flies for the sport of the powerful few
and yet, a handful, continue to chronicle the truth!
Hi everyone! I hope you all are well. I had a wonderful break. Will catch up with your posts soon.