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THE DARKER SIDE OF ME by Jeffrey Littrell


It’s the darker side of me

a side I seldom share

born from a place of anguish,

loneliness and despair


It brings to forth an anger

that I just can’t suppress

It’s a cold, black hell I dwell in

the spawn of misery and duress


It’s the darker side of me

there’s comfort in the pain

I feel sadness in the sunshine

cleansing from the rain


It’s all that one can do

far more than I can bear

to put one foot ahead of the other

when I honestly don’t care


I can’t tell if the chaos

or the sorrow’s winning out

I sometimes sit in silence

sometimes, I scream and shout


I wish I could be like you

and feel happiness and glee

for me, that’s never in the cards

It’s the darker side of me





DAYS ARE LONGER by Jeffrey Littrell


my muse

everyday you seem further away

more gone than the day before


my eyes

have grown vacant

and cold since your passing


my love

is like a pail of water

that I spill into the dirt


my heart

a pump no longer primed

with valves rusted shut


my journey

a labyrinth of turns

testing my sufferance


there was nothing

no farewell,

no sweet kiss goodbye


I lie here

my heart calcifying

trying to recall every detail about you


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