The Blanket of Death

Death.

A heavy blanket

Curling around you

No escape.

Cries

Echoing

For life lost too soon.

Bright sparks

Fizzled out.

A thick wave

Of grief,

Of swallowing sadness.

Overwhelming hopelessness

Traps you.

Everything

Gone.

Tucked in a quiet corner,

Darkness and guilt

Waging war in your head.

When there's not enough,

When calamity strikes.

When you know

What you could've,

Would've,

Should've.

When everything flips around.

It all comes back.

Crashing down.

Shattering your fragile heart.

Something so quiet,

So delicate,

Held by a silver thread.

Spiderwebs.

Binding your heart together.

One moment.

Freezes.

Light once again

Illuminates your spirit.

The powerful glow

Bedazzling.

A beautiful promise

Of a new dawn

Lifts your weary soul.

Your tired eyes

Look up.

For one

Painstaking

Moment

There's hope.

Until

It all

falls

d

o

w

n

Back into familiarity.

Gloom.

Bleakness.

Depression

Welling inside.

An unexplainable pain.

Sufferingly unbearable.

Deep in our hearts.

Knowing any moment,

We too,

Could be pulled,

Into the blanket

Of death.