Poetry Day: Cannibalized

(I really like this one.  It’s social commentary again.  Had myself confused at first until I read it once again.  Hope you enjoy.)

We depend on you

Our rock to hold

Within the tempest

Ignoring the chips

We are tearing off


We see you breaking

Becoming a human husk

Going through motions

To help those around

Believing you have no choice


Your eyes are sinking

Into crackling skin

Limbs twitching without cause

Yet we ask you carry on

Because you are the only one


We know some wish to save you

Telling you to leave

Yet our claws run deep

Gripping your spirit

In an ever crushing hold


We know you will carry on

Too many hold you high

Depending on your sacrifice

To save them

From the fate of sweating hard


We should tell our secret

Since you cannot leave our realm

Anyone can do your job

And we will find them

After you are spent

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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11 Responses to Poetry Day: Cannibalized

  1. L. Marie says:

    Wow. A sad truth.


  2. ” Anyone can do your job . . . after you are spent.” Sad but true. Good one Charles.


  3. chika2b says:

    best insight into the importance of living your own life and enjoying it too.


  4. So much truth here. Sounds like my life.


  5. What a chilling description of an abusive relationship.


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