An Impossible Task

You cannot return

to the past

no matter how

hard you try.

Lying in bed

tears on your cheeks

as you begin to cry.

The faces of the departed

are forever in your mind

and you know replacements

you will never find.

Telling yourself

things will be better

never works,

for there

in the darkness

your memories lurk.

Looking ahead

to the future

is an impossible task,

while here

in the present

you wear a mask,

that hides the feelings

you don’t want to show,

to people that you

don’t even know.

grayscale photo of man in black v neck shirt with black background
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3 thoughts on “An Impossible Task

  1. Great post, well written and expressed.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. confessionsofafox Apr 27, 2019 — 04:50

    Love this poem! ❤️


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