GROWING PAINS

by SiriusOryon

What can you do

When your entire world is against you

And all seems rather impossible

 

When lies ring true

And attacks appear from the clear blue

And all that is wrong seems unstoppable

 

Do you turn back

Forget the reason the deck is stacked

And give up all hope on a solution

 

Will defeat fulfill lack

Is cowardice instead a humble pact

That will magically deliver retribution

 

This is what evil would have you think

Dare you to stare and yet blink

Growling angrily against your earnest passions

 

Defiling the water you drink

Dragging your wretched life to the brink

And taking false credit for your positive actions

 

Dilemmas and decisions

Errors and revisions

And no one else to join your fight

 

Rationed provisions

Which create fear and divisions

On your loneliest, coldest, darkest night

 

Damned regardless to your choice

Your only friend is the whisper of your own inner voice

This a torch only you can carry

 

No one to question or ask

No examples for how to complete the task

No handsome prince waiting to marry

 

The ugly reality and un-pretty truth

Your former life to remain aloof

Forward must you trek the unknown

 

The battle uncouth

Yourself the only troops

The innocence of your youth now gone