The glorious view had ceased to be soothing
The fragrances reeked of despair and doom
There was nothing in the abundance
Nothing to behold…
All was lost,
While I stood amidst the rejoicing crowd.
Happiness turned sour
That ached with the pain of laughter
I heard screams in the shouts of joy
I could smell the advent of death
All among the celebration of life
And I could feel dying inside
All the while the smile
Remained plastered outside.
You have beautifully portrayed every positive thing in life as a reminder of something dark and negative.. a reminder of something really painful.
Well written 🙂
Isn't it sad that I have not done the opposite… but as usual, the darker, gloomier things come more easily to me… sigh! And you still call it beautiful.
Beautiful things come easily to you.
Like you. But this is not beautiful, this is what holds our fascination. Because we understand it. I hate it, but I write as I need to.
Beautiful poem! So good to see you back!! 😀
I am sorry but did I get you right? What I felt after reading was helplessness that forces someone to be just another head in a crowd, participating but dreading every bit of it.
How it pains to not be able to show whats going on inside..only if someone can know what is going on inside!