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To Be Conquered

written by: Ashleigh-Dawn Watson


In another life I was unstoppable,
and in a parallel realm I was lovable.
I am lost, and no one wants to find me.
I'm so lonely that I can't describe it.
In my hopeless life I was conquerable,
but only because I live to be conquered.
...only because your stare is mine now
and because your words make mine glow.

All that I possess are the possessions I've acquired.
Truth is a luxury that I cannot afford.
I can't win because my cards are folded.
I'm far too inane for this kind of loathing.
In my tragic shortcuts I've been a nothingness
but only because I live to be nothing.
Only because I am hardly breathing now
and because the dream keeps me from falling.

Oddly, I am brave although I fear myself
and cannot break the curse which holds me down.
There is no where to seek such serenity
within its irrelevance and lackadaisical conundrum.
These walls are a useless companion,
but only because I live for your company.
...only because i do exist now
and because the thought keeps me from wilting.

Ashleigh-Dawn Watson

Ashleigh-Dawn Watson

Ashleigh-Dawn Watson is a Canadian woman in her early thirties. She has been writing over the course of her entire life with a major focus on essays, monologues, poetry and songwriting outside of the professional world in addition to several years of copywriting and non-fiction ghostwriting experience as a full-time self-employed writer. She currently lives back on the West Coast of Canada with her teenage daughter and husband, resolving to work more in the creative side of literature for the time being.
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