The Knife

Poem By Bryan Altendorf

Cutting, Tearing
Stuck in and never pulled out

Fighting, Crying
Holding back tears in front of you

Wounding, Scarring
Opening up to the throbbing inside

Weeping, Sorrow
Destroying the once shell of a man

Broken, Shattered
All my dreams of tomorrow

Losing, Failing
Praying for a quick and just ending

Burning, Etching
The sight of all that is lost

Darkness, Shadows
Hiding the hurt in my mind and soul

Screaming, Echoing
The sounds of the past in my ears

Beating, Pumping
Pushing what little blood is left

Bleeding, Dripping
Painting your name with the blood on the pavement

Twisting, Pushing
Begging for the throbbing to end

Dying, Fading
Unwilling to hold on anymore

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