“Like the ghost of a man, who is tied up to the chair”…

tied_up

~

He’s got kind eyes…
And a gentle heart…

But a sinner’s mind…
And his soul is dark…

Tried the right way…
But seduced by the wrong…

A well-trodden path…
Since the day he was born…

Into a splintered world…
That was fractured in two…

Carrying years of anger…
And such sadness too…

It eats away at him…
Like a cancer inside…

And he can’t remember…
The last time he cried…

He just bottles it up…
And locks it all away…

With no hint and no trace…
It’s always been this way…

Because he’s so nonchalant…
And calm on the outside…

Managing to cover it all up…
With each and every lie…

It can’t ever be helped…
Or even nursed better…

This constant presence…
Like an unwritten letter…

To the ones he loved…
In a final confession…

Detailing all the mistakes…
And his wrong decisions…

As he was fast asleep…
With his mind wide open…

Stumbling through life…
But something was broken…

Something deep down…
That could never be fixed…

Whilst he walks this Earth…
In a trance and bewitched…

By all those feelings…
Hidden in his heart…

Whilst a sinner’s mind…
Keeps his soul so dark…

Disowned by the Gods…
Cast out into Hell…

The man who sold his soul…
For a ride on Satan’s carousel…

~

13 responses to ““Like the ghost of a man, who is tied up to the chair”…

  1. Wow – yet again, minus the tears – I did learn the tears again over the past 2 years – but other than that, just wow. The poem, as always, was so raw and real to life – and here I sit again able to relate to it. I’m in working mode though … a new life, a new processor (perceptions) and no more settling for anything that doesn’t make me feel happy and comfortable.

  2. Ummm… I know this guy! So cool when someone writes a piece that reads exactly like something you’ve personally experienced. Kinda eerie, but still way cool.

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