Tired And Bitter

—Brett Tannenbaum

Tired and bitter

Yet content with life.

No anger nor sickness

I can feel no strife.

It all seems so good

But I know it won’t last.

The nightmares will come

Can’t escape from my past.

The fear and the pain

Depression running free.

Let loose on my world

Hopelessness all I see.

With friends at my side

My own demons I face.

Drive dark fiends away

Put them back in their place.

The battle’s now over

I’m safe from my plight.

Yet one question remains,

When next must I fight?