Beginning of the end.

There is beauty in hitting rock bottom
The pain that flows through your body
The sound of your brittle bones breaking,
Hitting themselves against the hard stone

You cannot relate unless you have ever been
When the world feels so huge,
And void of life
Where the pain in your chest drives you to sleep
And all your muscles ache for you trying to hold yourself together

The sun suddenly becomes so cold and dim
And the rains no longer wash away your pain
People seem all out to get you
And the pain is unbearable

At first you don’t feel it
It creeps up on you so slowly you do not notice it
As tears roll down your face
You finally feel it

It is like a shot of adrenaline,
Firing up all the neurons in your brain, your entire body
You do not feel any relief from the pain,
But now you know the way forward
And what the hell you can do

The smile that comes is a painful one
And your eyes gain a glint of still that has never been seen before

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction, ice,
Is also great
And would suffice.

Newton Karanu

Newton Karanu

I’m a fullstack software developer who loves coffee, travel, adventure, poetry, photography and blogging.