This has a back story.
This is a poem I wrote a couple of years ago.
I was leaving Houston Tx. watching a double rainbow after a morning drizzle.
My phone rang and it was my mom. My dad had been admitted for Pancreatitis he was supposed to be released that day after testing. So when I answered the phone I immediately said “You should see the rainbow” only to have my mom inform me I had 24 hours to get there if I wanted to say good bye to my father. This is what my mind offered up under that pronouncement.
The Eyes Of Tragedy
Paths of destruction and insanity litter the road like leaves in a storm.
Blocking my view.
Paranoia , depression, and despair, my only companions.
My knees blood stained from constant prayer.
Voice echoing in the air.
Blank eyed vision clouded.
I listen to the words I can’t hear.
Wrapping myself in shadows of light.
Bravely feeling fear.
My mind dances on the rainbow of my multifaceted pain.
Wondering when the weather will be clear again….
Storms rage inside my windows, flooding the rivers of my soul.
I’m the drowning victim of my own thoughts….
I will never make it out again whole.