Performing: Woe Is Me
Brad “Grizzly” Adams
Date: Oct 28 2011
Location: State Fair Community College
Woe Is Me
The woes of this life are many and varied
All of my hopes and dreams I’ve long since buried
Children and a wife
A career, a free life.
Left cold and alone
Adrift without a home
I’m tired of the game, I’m trough with the fight
I lie down slowly and let go the light.
Quicksand is what I’m in,
Caring too much was my sin.
Locked in a cage for the last 8 years.
I’ve long since cried all my tears.
I no longer have any fears
Convicts and criminals have become my peers.
I stare at the photos of the life I once had.
And I wonder to myself, was I really so bad?
Remorse, grief, and sorrow
They’re waiting for me when I wake tomorrow.
I’ve lost my will to go on fighting
So this poem I am writing
To all those that I’ve left behind
If I could do it again, I’d just hit rewind.
I’d make different plans
And reach for all the outstretched hands.
Now, we sit alone in my mind
Just waiting for the reel to unwind.