Friday, July 31, 2015

"PROBLEMS" by Bryce Willey (Guest Post)

by Bryce Willey
(Guest Post)

Bryce is a fascinating 16-
year-old writer and artist
who resides currently on
Florida's Space Coast. We
chat often on the phone
or via social media 
usually during the wee
hours. I find the pictures
he paints with his words
to be riveting. And I'm
honored to welcome him
on board officially as my
latest "Guest Contributor."



Push and pull — tug of war with my limbs.
Russian Roulette with my heart 
Scratch, scratch, blood drying tears  
pouring pain increasing.

My thoughts corroding my imagination 
the nail through the wrist, the razor cuts deep.

My depression is a cry 
a cry of fear, a cry for help.
Just one pick-me-up message
isn't gonna do it this time.
The blunt, the pipe, the needle meet my skin.

Preparing, overbearing, making excuses 
believing the lies, forsaken wounds laugh it off.

Who cares it's just a phase — 
God I hope it's just a phase.
I can't let go — why can't I let go.
Please God let me let it go. 
Let me end the pain, sorrow,
guilt, terror, the loneliness.

The horrors of yesterday and
the nightmares of tomorrow  
it's sickening my stomach. 

Screw everybody 
I've stopped crying and started smiling.
My smiles are an illusion, a magic trick.
You're the audience, cheering me on, I guess...

The show is sold-out.
And by sold-out, I mean, shut down.
I've stopped selling tickets 
I've just stopped.

I wanna get better, but I don't know how.
Why is the hardest thing to do in life, is survive?

-Bryce Willey
(July 2015)


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1 comment:

  1. You can now certainly see a progression with my writings. Its wonderful to see it blossom as it has.