SYNOPSIS by Jeffrey Littrell

there’s a restless longing in my soul

my vices long have taken their toll

with broken wings I’ve walked through fire

few people possess the will or desire

to go where the path is never true

to fight where the strong in number are few

to stand beside me and suffer this life

for these reasons I know I can’t take a wife

 

I’ll never have another fight

have someone screaming late at night

when I neglect to text or phone

the downside is I’ll be alone

I only have myself to blame

for standing too close to the flame

I can’t expect someone to care

my wanderlust they do not share

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About digthroughlife

I am a fifty-three year old poet who also writes fiction. I worked twenty-three years for the USPS, though never enthusiastically. I am a member of French Writers Worldwide and have had several poems published in French and Spanish. I hold strong opinions on music, film, and human rights. Some of my influences are Charles Bukowski, Arthur Rimbaud, Dylan Thomas, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Sylvia Plath, W.B Yeats, Bob Marley, William Blake, and Hunter S. Thompson. I'm an avid fan of the New York Yankees, Oakland Raiders, and Indiana Pacers. I like traveling by car. I enjoy seeing rock and alt-country bands in small venues. I hold a black belt in Taekwondo, but no longer spar due to injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident in 2005. I play acoustic guitar. I love Crown Royal whiskey and California Kush. Women are both the bane of my existence and all that sustains me. I believe strongly in the power of love and heartbreak. View all posts by digthroughlife

4 responses to “SYNOPSIS by Jeffrey Littrell

  • Lucia Rose

    This is beautiful! This idea I feel is something people can relate to, and you write it in such a fashion it feels almost new. Very well done!

    • digthroughlife

      Thanks so much, Lucia ! It really helps to get praise and encouragement from others. Or criticism, for that matter ! lol Though it’s a little harder to take for we writers wih big egos ! You’re work is always descriptive, emotive, and woven like a tapestry. I am really moved by your poetry. Thanks again for your kind remarks. 🙂

  • Jen Thompson

    This is a lovely poem! The imagery is amazing. 🙂

    • digthroughlife

      Thanks Jen ! I really appreciate comments and feedback from other writers, especially those as proficient as you ! It was very nice of you to take the time. Keep up the good work and I’ll look forward to future posts from you. 🙂

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