The Force

oh yes, I’ve been through the bad times before
too many to count, though I never kept score
I could fit in and manage what the world threw my way
I was able to cope and to live day-by-day

but fate can be fickle and life often cruel
making the hero a coward and the wise man a fool
there’s a Force deep inside us guiding our path
it unlocks our desire to learn, love, and laugh

this Force lifts us over our faults and our fears
allowing survival as we race through the years
be this Force spirit or current, I can not define
though it’s what turns a human from beast to divine

this Force forms connections while dwelling on earth
some formed through friendships, others at birth
on a few rare occasions a bonding occurs
two Forces combine until individuality blurs

I was entwined with another, two Forces made one
until death intervened and the bonds came undone
the aftermath left me alive but not whole
I lost my past and my present, my future, my soul

the loss of my Force brought supernatural change
my mind’s now uncertain, my body feels strange
this loss clouds the truths from ‘my life of before’
afraid and alone I face ‘a life after’ door

but this new life is hostile and welcome won’t come
expectations aren’t met when thought process goes numb
scorned and cajoled because I’m just not the same
I soon give up trying and quit playing the game

since my Force has been taken, I’ve crossed a line
no longer like others, I’m left far behind
so I pretend not to hurt and lock deeply away
the offensive non-human my Force held at bay

too share all of the emptiness deep in my soul
has earned me only disdain for my lack of control
too show the confusion and fear that I hide
has cost me my family, I’ve been cast aside

now I cry unseen tears to make my sobs go unheard
an anomaly of living, afraid to utter a word


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