A True Disease

A True Disease

The greatest evil is happiness
For it in itself is an illness
More powerful than any drug addiction
For it causes its own contradiction
People kill just for a feeling
We destroy lives for an inkling
Of bliss that comes from a moment
Then we constantly seek atonement
We all search for its properties
Envious of those with opportunities
Seeking our own salvation
Causing others devastation
Excommunicating our own souls
Living life as heartless trolls
The detox is more than some can bare
Forever gone how is this fair
It clouds our choices
Makes us hear voices
Yet we continue to our own demise
For it is all that we realize
We shake the ground of our morals
Unwilling facing our own quarrels
Pledging ourselves into the corrupt
Forever wanting to interrupt
Dismembering our dearest friends
Creating so many loose ends
We throw our dreams away
Only for a single day
Falling into ignorance
From our own incompetence
Because of this happiness disease
No one will ever live with ease.


About shoelessboywonder

Poet and cook, I'm just starting out in the web world trying to grow a fan base for my poetry, it seems like its off to a good start and the site is also made for me to improve upon my writing skills so please rate and comment on the poems you like best, feedback is the greatest way to success thanks for checking me out and my site. View all posts by shoelessboywonder

3 responses to “A True Disease

  • shoelessboywonder

    This is my absolute favorite poem I have ever written but maybe not the best time in my life created my inspiration to write it. I admit that it needs a little fine tuning and one day I will work on it.

  • powerofwow

    I feel for you.. really do… From what I read.. you live in the shadows of life… We are given shadow times in order to learn the lessons and to seek the light… Shadow times teach souls to appreciate the light and learn the lesson.. bringing about greater knowledge.. empathy and acceptance… the positive is there if you choose to look… We create our own reality.. it’s our own choice whether we look towards the light.. or torment our soul by letting the darkness overwhelm.. not rising above it and succumming to ” What is “… We all have our own reality.. our own lifepath and cannot know anothers reality or reasonings behind actions…
    It’s good to acknowledge our darker emotions.. but then it’s best to leave the past where it belongs and look towards a brighter now… I hope you’ve managed to achieve this in yourself… have a magical day.. the sun’s always shining somewhere… 🙂
    Big hugs!

    • shoelessboywonder

      That poem was written long ago, long before i had heard of wordpress, and though dark and depressing (as i was at the time). it was the poem that gave the direction from which i now strive toward. At the time it may have been the best poem rhyme wise and could draw in anothers feelings that i had ever written. So though the ideal of it is no longer what i believe, it is a mommento to my past and a start to my success. thank you for reading you may also enjoy Mother Where Have You Gone, or Dearest Growing Son of mine, for other emotion driving forces.

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