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Contentment's Decay



Here I am again
4am again
Trying to hold it back again
Wasting life again

Cuz the longer I'm here in this room
With pen and paper...
I mean keyboard and liquor
I can ease the pain that looms

Nothing burns quite like it
Those first beams of light
They cut my veil of night
Bloodshot eyes sting and itch

I Rise and shine
Brilliant like rust
Caked in the dust
Of time not so kind

Pressing ever forward
With a determined procrastination
Outlasting bursts of brilliant inspiration
Resilient contentment of a coward

Caught lightning in a coffin
Shut the lid tight
Too afraid to let out the light
Entombed my effulgent ambition

Back in the dark
The safe haven I crave
In contentment's squalid decay
Never to make my mark
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Submitted on September 03, 2012

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