OBLIVIOUS TO THE DEATH
I could not stop my heart from aching.|
I could not start a breath worth taking.
So many lonely souls with no one to care...
No one to share a joy or ease a burden.
They are the oft forgotten...sitting in hallways
In the moving chair that holds and binds them.
The loneliness in vacant eyes, the lips that have
Forgotten how to form a smile, the voice that
Crackels with age and the despair resting in
Once-blue eyes, now turned a mottled grey...
Like the somber surroundings in which they
Wait for something they have forgotten.
Surely there must be a better way to treat those
Whose only living 'relative' is one small fish
Swimming in its watery environment...
Oblivious to the death which surrounds him.
THE ALL STARS CHALLENGE
With Shakysphere (Jim)
Challenge Phrase: I could not stop
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