Enemy

self control
elusive
indulgence
abusive

forty years
cockeyed
learning
not applied

inspiration
tired
resolve
not acquired

forty years
a token
of cycles
unbroken

no words
no prayer
no bet
no dare

to change
abate
assert
cogitate

just me
myself
and I
rebel

Written by Matthew – 2016
© 2016 This Mortal Flesh
Photo: militaryexperience.org

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If Not

What is life
if not for
the one who
must live

what are desires
if not for
the one who
must be

what is the mind
if not for
the one who
must dream

I’ve no time
left for charades
or false cures
life is fleeing

and it is mine…

Written by Matthew – 2016
© 2016 This Mortal Flesh
Photo: scoopempire.com