Take a look at where you stand, take a look at the life at hand, take a look at how it began, how is must end, were you your best friend, was there a fence looking back that you need to mend. Take your next step carefully, because past this one, is only the end.
Regret set in when there is no choice left, forget that there is any other way, the next step will not hear your voice, for the last time and maybe the first, you are truly alone, and this end is the beginning to what awaited you all along.
My tears of the truth don’t cleanse me, they remind me of the one I used to be, and will never see again, once I walk through, departing from misery that I knew, No way out, no way to get back at you, is this what we do, I know you now because I saw the real you, the trick is to commit to what your heart is telling you, I know what you can do, I have accepted your price now let me pass through.
I thought I would be afraid at the final moment, I had a feeling something would happen to force me away from the commitment, I walked to the edge and refused to quit, and I failed anyway it’s so hard to admit, prepared to offer it all, no longer concerned about the overall, feelings left in the wake of all I have a stake, the mistake I was about to take, the narrow view of choice I couldn’t shake.
Steps and stages driven by the emotions that rage us, keep us under control and cage us regardless of the peaceful war through all stages, keeps us guessing while professing to things that work to deceive, the real meaning of what we are led to believe, will guide with wisdom slap on the wrist, and the reality twist, when things go wrong, we are told to carry on, but these are not the words to my closure song
The act of the death is not about what is lost, but about the knowledge gained is the experience cost.
R. William Standish is an aspiring and emerging writer of poetry and non-fiction. Taking his life experience from almost two decades in Toronto Canada’s film and television world. The extensive experience has placed him in the line of fire, literally taking fire from planes, helicopters, Navy Seals, terrorists and tanks and on many occasions and inside incredible explosions and crashes of all types. As a DOP has done commercials as well as his own web series, which also gave him the chance to write, produce, direct and edit his proposed program, “Inspect the Un-Inspected”. R. William has most recent success with having several poems and fiction works published on Story Mirror, Terror House Magazine, Fleas On A Dog, as well as Three Line Poetry and All Poetry, and of course SpillWords. R. William has self-published two short works of inspirational quotes as well as his first book of poetry on Amazon. Some current submission speaks from the voice of an advocator for human rights and that of Indigenous people. A strong message is contained to demonstrate human injustices even when the intent was honorable. “Inspiration often comes from the pain of comedy.” A student of the arts he is very focused on all his creative endeavors and his photography as well.