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The Veil of Pain

written by: Glen McKenzie



despair enveloped each waking moment
a shroud of grey wrapped tightly
around like bandages that
never heal the wounds of darkness
bleakness is present whispering a
heaviness and gloom
the blackness night
void of life
debilitating more so than ever
the curtain falls lower and lower
silently it descends obscuring hope
ever casting out belief
ever inserting pain and sorrow
despair enveloped each waking moment
tightly binding, squeezing, choking
till darkness prevailed

Glen McKenzie

Glen McKenzie

A +50-year-old(although very young at heart) hiker; canoe tripper; adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys craft beer.

Hiking, canoe tripping as well as other outdoor adventure activities, can be seen as a metaphor for living. Both are journey’s filled with scores of good and not so good steps. Highs and lows; successes and failures.

Over the years, have realized that spending time in the outdoors pursuing whatever type of outdoor activity you choose opens up a wonderful and life-changing array of lessons on living and ourselves if, we are willing to stop, observe and listen.

Come and join me.
Glen McKenzie

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