They started as whispers in my ears…
Something I’ve dealt with for years.
The doctors delay,
Stacking bills to pay,
The body creaks
For answers we seek,
The house now stands
Costing many a grand.
How will I pay?
It says day after day.
Oh, how it howls,
As the collector scowls
There’s little strength in these bones.
Feeling like they were beaten with stones.
Nothing you can do to fix it.
Only watch as you fall behind bit by bit.
Failure at everything you do.
Surprised anyone would stay near you.
After all, your friends are gone.
They needed to move on.
You’re nothing special, just a joke.
Given the opportunity you’d choke.
It all started as a whisper…
And now the words are crisper.
You think it’ll change?
That you’ go beyond the range?
How sad. The world is cruel.
If you don’t know that, you’re a fool.
To cling to hope and a dream,
Will only rip you by the seam.
Stronger and stronger it whips about…
I cannot stay strong and stout.
Of course, you can’t…
Just go ahead and rant.
Your words fall flat on the ground…
I know exactly where you’re bound.
Alone and under a bridge you’ll be
Crying, “How did this happen to me?”
But I can answer that simply for you…
Believing in the phrase anything I can do-
Cease and desist this prattling on!
If I can give in my life would be gone…
So, fly away far from here.
Don’t want to feel you near!
And even as they fly away,
The whispers will return the next day.