The Face of Misery

Yes it hurts when people break up
Families and friends suffer
But to compare that suffering
To the suffering that goes on inside
Living rooms
And bedrooms
For years and years
Is not fair
It’s not fair
for one to endure unhappiness
To spare someone else’s suffering
In the end it’s better
To be true to yourself
Than to try and be good enough
For someone else
In this photo
I was suicidal
I hated my life
The only love I had for life
Is in my arms
What a burden
For someone so young
Look at her face
She knows
She knows she is responsible
For keeping her mother alive
This is the face of desperation
A photo
Taken 15 years ago
That’s a long time

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