The Man Has Let Go



With the enthusiasm
of a small child,
with the wishful thinking
of a baby born,
with the energy
of a star brighter than the sun,
he battles the demons
who knock on his walls.
 Not captivated as I was,
not disbelieving as I became,
the ugliness hammered on,
relentless to the last.
Though even his tears
refused to fall,
though his limbs
stood strong in my sight,
I knew his mind
was breaking,
the creatures were making darkness
in the light of his thoughts.
Dear Lord,
Sweet Jesus,
the world is falling to pieces
for this man has let go.
No one expected him to fail,
but the Devil knew the man well,
cry and hope for the end,
for there’s nothing more to tell.
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Submitted on May 01, 2011

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Kassandra M. Konecny

Kassandra Konecny is a lover of listening to music, hiking in the mountains, and observing the way people act. She began writing vigorously when she was fourteen and will hopefully never stop. She has had her fair share of trials lately, and tries to encompass nearly every subject there is to study into her writing. Kassandra plans to study creative writing and psychology. She's 17 and currently lives in Utah with her family. Contact her at kassandrakonecny@hotmail.com more…

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