Guilt
Unavoidable. 
Yet unmentioned. Ignored,
Like the elephant in the room,
Of your mind.

But lives clearly in your eyes,
Like the tell tale signs of a functioning addict,
Who lives each day, 
In denial of the severity of his habit.

It is a monster that dwells inside your head,
And never forgets.
Never does it grant you a release from the burden of your regrets.
A demon that slowly usurps the power, 
Of the integrity in your heart.
A parasite from which you cannot part.

It is a sibling of shame, though it is worse than the same.
For this is a bastard child fathered by blame.
And it carries your name.

It is the cancer of a once clear conscience, and it grows,
And grows.
It never slows, 
Or gains.
It just remains.

It is a force, 
Unable to be weakened by remorse.
For your regret is an emotion arrived too late,
To deliver you away,
From your already sealed fate.
A fate born, 
From a wise man's foolish choice.
It lingers now only as the haunting,
Taunting voice, 
Of realisation,
That there is no parole granted, 
From this moral incarceration.

Trapped in a cell that your own actions built.
Serving your time in your prison of guilt. 



Comments:
 
Elton4562   Elton4562 wrote
on 1/25/2013 1:59:52 PM
I think this is very well written. Thanks for sharing your thought-provoking work with us. Elton

R_D_USHER   R_D_USHER wrote
on 1/18/2013 6:36:11 AM
Thanks, really appreciate the comments. This is the first time I've ever put anything out for people to see.

Kitaraann   Kitaraann wrote
on 1/15/2013 11:36:09 PM
"It is a sibling of shame, though it is worse than the same. For this is a bastard child fathered by blame. And it carries your name." Clever in comparison of shame vs guilt

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