Sleep Is But A Pit (Tanka)

Sleep is but a pit

Black, void of anything real

What is all the hype

Dreams do not exist for all

Some simply sleep in darkness

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

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Shadowy Mountain

Shadowy mountain

Pressed against the moonlit night

Lonesome cries echo

Who is so drenched in sorrow

That their tears will not subside

Solitary howl

A distant screech cracks the dark

Both eerie and sad

I kneel in prayer for solace

And the coming light of day


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

I’ve Tripped And Fallen

I’ve tripped and fallen,

Arose battered, cut and bruised

Yet I’m undeterred.

Life is not always painless

Nor always terribly kind.

Instinct says to run,

To hide from that which injures

Becoming recluse.

I refuse to run or to hide,

Cowering in human fear;

Preferring instead

To face my future head on

Whatever may come.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

 

I Sit Unnoticed

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I sit unnoticed;

Ignored like trash cast aside,

Snagged in the gutter.

Left to resurrect myself

Tell me what are my chances,

Who will hire me,

How will I become sober?

Drugs, drinking, illness,

You would prefer that I die;

Cleaning up the city streets.

You will not miss me,

My existence a mistake

Must be corrected.

Be happy that I am gone,

No longer a human plight.

 

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~