You awake from a restless sleep.
Immediately you can sense it; there is no safety here.
An agonizing lump forms in your throat;
anger rolls between your temples like hungry thunder.
Aching tension rests between your shoulders,
as your eyes struggle to see more than broken shapes.

If regret had a taste, it’s perched upon your lips,
and all that you can breathe is the sour scent of failure.
Thoughts comes waltzing in ridden with detriment,
while pity admonishes every glance you give to hope.

Your heart begs for just one free moment to beat softly;
it will not come tonight.


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Destruction is one of nine poems that make up my Whispers in the Dark Collection, a collection focused on mental health. You can view the rest of the collection here.


17 thoughts on “Destruction

  1. Beau, in my story I like to draw from many sources, supporting other creative, talented artists. (hmmm, other is not accurate as I am just having fun writing a story-no talent from me) I do so, by featuring items from their own blog story pages. With some, we have linked stories to help garner interest from new readers. Your writings stand on their own of course and need no help from me. However, I was wondering if I could feature the first two lines of this writing in my next chapter. I would do so as a memory of a writing from Jade’s favourite author Beau Allen. She would not be able to go beyond the first two lines, since she is in shock. Then I would link directly to the full post here. Would that be okay with you?

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      1. Thank you so much. I’m very diligent about making sure everything is well documented. There will be a link inside the story and at the bottom of the chapter. Thank you for jumping in on the story as well. It’s just a little something I dabble with as a stress reliever. I’m super busy getting two houses ready for auction so it may be a while yet. Thank you again!

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  2. Hi Beau
    I love your poem Destruction and would love to publish it on my blog for my readers. All credit would go to you and a direct link would go back to you website. Also I want to follow your blog but cannot see where to do it. Can you tell me where I can?

    Thanks for your follow.

    All the best Erin

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    1. Hi Erin, you have my permission to publish! Thank you! And as far as following me, I’m not sure why it wouldn’t be possible. Maybe try restarting your app?


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