Throwback Thursday Poetry: Turn Away

i do not care
what you have to say
i’m going to turn
and walk away
this bitter life
has done enough to me
it’s been so long
since i was happy

my heart is cold
from my younger days
i see your troubles
and turn away
life is harsh
as i’ve seen
no more can i
care for thee

it’s over now
as they say
i can do nothing
but run away
nothing’s done
as it seems
i just wish
this was all a dream

Early poetry from James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.

Throwback Thursday Poetry: The Lonely Road

many of you know
of the lonely road
this is the road i walk
for all eternity
this road, i have found,
is always heading down
with a bump and curve
not often, but occasionally

there is a fork ahead
with much time i will spend
on which way to go
and which to avoid
i choose the left
for it looks the best
but sometimes i question
the things i decide

the road now ends
and i must descend
into this vast and large
body of water
my face is cold
i have grown old
all the pressure
has grown larger

there is a way
that i might escape
but i choose
to keep walking
i’m at the end
of all that has been
and i am
no longer breathing

Early poetry by James. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.