Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2009

Welcome death

by Niki M

You are my best friend,
the only one I can rely on.
Tempted by everything, but
beaten by nothing.
Hidden inside of me.
A crevice noone dares find:
Your home sweet home.

The need to strive, to achieve
feeds your aching belly,
and the circle begins again.
Paramount fear sets in, and
life becomes a dangerous game.
Aware of the consequences,
I continue my pain.

If I can not achieve,
that perfect shape, form and
desire from a man, there
is no point in living.
To others around
life goes on, and my pain
is a burden to noone but me. 

Added: 07.02.2009