Poems · poetry

“Have Mercy on the Afflicted”

“Waning Light Out Of Reach” ©️C.P. Hickey 2019

“Have Mercy on the Afflicted”

Throwing in the towel was never so hard.

Yet, throngs of folks are letting go.

A world heavier than Atlas can bear,

Juxtaposed against weak shoulders.

Tired shoulders.

Incentives fleeting.

A void translucent and full of filthy escapes.

It’s hard to live, fuck yes!

But, harder still to die.

2 thoughts on ““Have Mercy on the Afflicted”

  1. I lost yet another friend on Sunday to a stroke. And stroke is all over the news thanks to a dead celebrity, so I can’t avoid the word.

    These people didn’t choose to die. Makes me angry towards those that do. Great read, hit the spot again bro like exactly what I was thinking…..

    1. It’s a tough one to turn over in our heads and hearts. A struggle for sure. We all struggle, in some way or another.

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