Emotions fade from inside out,
Choked low beyond the fear and doubt;
Too harsh to tread the distant past,
Where mem’ries linger, long since cast.
Without release, without relent,
This seething brew of sentiment,
Takes hold the inner core of wait,
Beneath the host who guides their fate.
What once was dear, no longer dwells,
Within the vacant heart that swells;
A home to harbor misery,
In testament, for none to see.
Though long abandoned, still they rise,
Bereft of tears in hardened eyes;
The years have faded, truth be known,
Though anguish lurks through ashes blown.
Afraid to see, afraid to feel,
Unwilling to confront the real;
Suppressed before they ever start,
They simmer ‘neath a saddened heart.
Alone, alone ... they wither deep,
In silent quell of mem’ries keep;
A buried want, a hidden cry,
Entangled in the thoughts of why.