Distorted Reality

Rachel Forbes

 

Sever the chains that hold you

Prisoner

In your own head,

Delirious with poisonous thoughts

Forever

Tainting, Tarnishing your mind.

Destroy the impenetrable wall,

Obstruction—

Preventing the expression of genuine feeling.

Separate the lies from the truth

Penetrate the veil of your self-disparaging disguise

Embrace

True Beauty Within

Ponder

The truth of your existence

As you see it

Stop

Self-pity

Feigned reticence

Disillusion

Ignorance.

Delve deeper into the depths of your mind

Violate the protective barrier

Figure out why –

Why there is dirt corrupting your soul

Why you passively accept

Oppression

Shattering your dreams

Obsolete shards of unrelinquished desire

Fading into oblivion

Erased

—Eternal.

Cross the threshold

Point of No Return.

Meet Misery

The force that envelops your happiness

Perpetually filling the void with despair

Ravaging you

Until

There is nothing left

—A mindless drone.

It is Always There

Ever-present

Waiting for you to succumb

Obliterating

All conscious thought.

Logic

Non-existent.

Desolation transformed into Nothingness.

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