Purgatory

I guess that
only time will tell

How long I’ll spend
living in this hell

Waiting for
the axe to fall

Wondering when
to end it all

9 thoughts on “Purgatory

    1. Aw, thank you so much. That’s very kind. I know my words can be brutally honest at times (and I don’t always think of the effect they can have on others – so I apologise for that πŸ˜•), but certainly writing again is definitely helping me through some pretty difficult times… πŸ–€ πŸ–€

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  1. That shift in the last line was jarring. The first part says that “time will tell” and then the third one talks about the proverbial axe falling. Those are fatalistic lines. Based off of that, one would expect the last line to read “when ‘it’ll’ end it all”, not “when TO end it all.” It almost seems the narrator has changed their mind about time and waiting.
    Now obviously, I don’t condone suicide. As far as poetry and storytelling go (as well as metaphorical and allegorical elements), this short little poem is packed with things waiting to be studied critically. Excellent writing (and if my critique is off, it’s still excellent writing πŸ™‚ )

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    1. Your critique is spot on my friend – as is standard for you πŸ‘
      I’m glad you find so much to think about / discuss in my ramblings. My style of writing can be so fast and fluid at times I only find the meaning myself when others point it out! πŸ˜ŠπŸ–€

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  2. You are wondering
    when will be the end
    but you are missing
    a big part of the act
    let me tell, my friend
    you are not seeing
    the how and when
    good things will start.

    What I’ve had to learn
    is not how to fight, but,
    getting to live not apart
    making a life for others
    less like a living hell.

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