but i have beaten the drum for you... - Martin Egblewogbe

here's
wishing for a happy ending

it would end well if it could

but it can't
because
that's the way
it is

so lie to yourself about brightness and fragrance
lie to yourselves about goodness and light:

the night is greater
soon you will know

here's
your life:
flashing by in a series of flashbacks
can you grab them can you preserve
them

here's the now
already gone

here's you
and
you
with you

you may entertain misery
or
entertain yourself with misery

it all goes one way
it could be a sad or a happy way
but it is just the way
it is

here's
your apology
sorry you were not warned
beforehand

but you could not be warned
beforehand

in any case
what good would it have done

but
here's your apology

i guess you feel better now
now that i have beaten the drum
for you.
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