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Putting Our Heads Together

Poetry Contest 2006

And the winners are...


 

2nd Place
Cluster War
by Mike Day

I try so hard to make it through
Another day of rain
It seems God has abandoned me
He eases not my pain

The day moves on and into night
A time I've come to fear
I know the fate that waits for me
As sleep does now draw near

The beast he waits, he lets me think
That just this once I may
Slumber deep without a fight
No demons must I slay

But this is just a fantasy
It isn't true I know
He strikes so violently now
No mercy does he show

I'm thrust in waking agony
Into this nightly game
My enemy and I again do fight
My mortal life to claim

Cure me now or kill me God
Please hear my mournful cry
He sees me not nor hears my plea
I struggle on and sigh

Another night has come and gone
Another battle won
A battle for my sanity
But the war continues on

I'll struggle on and fight the fight
Though weakening through it all
I fear one day I may succumb
To death's enticing call
 

2006, Mike Day


 

Published April 5, 2006

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