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Misery Feels

written by: devereaux frazier

@marylandpoet

 

Misery feels
Like tired muscles
That you keep on moving
Because you don’t know how to stop
There’s an innocence to the madness
Believing you’ll eventually find happiness
Instead of new doorways, lower windows
And every opportunity to undo the good
What little good remains
Misery feels
Like messages sent to friends
That never get replied to
Open, but never responding
Leaves us in a state of despondency
Sickness of hearts is alarming
And the dangling remains show much
I’d love to know and care
But most of all
Misery is like any day
Some are better, some or worse
But at the end of it all
Something, somewhere
Still hurts

devereaux frazier

devereaux frazier

Curator of his own poetry blog - marylandpoetblog on wordpress, Devereaux is also a regular contributor to Blood Into Ink, sharing his stories about survival and overcoming adversity. He’s also a Guest Barista for Go Dog Go Cafe, a collective of writers in the online community.
His work is regularly featured on SpillWords.com, where he was nominated for the May Publication of the Month in 2017. You can also find him on Literary Arts Review and Teen Ink, the latter of which published him in their monthly magazine in 2016.
When he’s not working as an Active Seller at IKEA Baltimore, Devereaux can be found reading or interacting with readers on his various platforms, mainly WordPress and Instagram. Reaching new readers and connecting with poets and writers across the web is one of the reasons why he writes. There’s no use in writing if it can’t be shared to uplift and inspire.
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