Finally (Poetry)

25th June 2017
I’m lately the voice that is lost in the crowd
drowned out by the clamour demanding and loud
the words that I sing mute as bones in a shroud
no one in this world wants to hear.

I’m wasting my breath and squandering time
my rhythms trip awkward and stress up each rhyme
the high-trilling notes have decayed to a whine
out of range to the cloth-covered ear.

So long singing my heart out — my energy’s gone
I’ve been trying too hard while the years have rolled on
my poor body’s grown weak and my mindset is wrong
there’s no point — one last truth ringing clear.