Michael Peterson

(Janesville, Wisconsin)

Alone in the Dark


Alone in a dark room
sitting in a chair
confronting life
is it worth the pain
the strain on the brain
pressure all around
perfect, not so perfect
where did I go wrong
no openings, no closing
all alone in the chair
a gun near by
why the pain, why the shame
different i am, different I'll be
why you do care, why you do not treat fair
the end would be best
why be with the rest
when all alone in the dark

Submitted: Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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