The Road


A looseleaf of loose ends, tethering poems  
A few reasons you left together alone  
And whether I've grown depends on the evidence shown  
Or the reverence of better friends who'd set it in stone..  
Old flames and venomous thoughts  
Cold veins and treacherous loss  
Envious of the emptiness, growth-pained reckoner scoffs..  
No shame, no blame, so strange the texture is off..  
I don't feel the same anymore..  
Claim denial, threatening violence  
Hollow and vile, heckling tyrant  
Feign a smile for deafening silence  
Followed for miles by beckoning sirens  
And I don't think it's an ambulance..  
Meander through the noise in my head  
These answers, few, and choices have fled..  
Powerless and out of control  
Countless, insurmountable souls  
Cowered to a mountain of tolls  
And gave up on the voices ahead...  

Even though it's taken it's toll, keep focused, stay on the road  
Keep going, stay in control, try to keep from swerving out of it  
The noises in my head are getting louder, turn it down a bit..  
Screw it, turn the music up; medicate and loosen up  
Meditate and use it, plus, in truth, I love the sound of it..  
Veins full of venom, my injustice grew from the paper  
Once what was destructive, now productive use of my anger..  
Trust was corrupted, and such is proof of the danger  
Once love is a substance, what comforts you is a razor..  
Cut back on the poisons that keep threatening your sanity  
Run ragged by choices in this menacing calamity..  
Brace for the reckoning, every second is damaging  
Embrace all that's vacant, that's all you take from it, vanity  
Some hollow existence.. Follow the resistance  
And break the chains you wallow in to swallow up the distance  
Evolution of a coup.. Groups that grew apart  
Proof is a best-kept illusion, revolution's in the art  
And that's not a revolution, it's true.. But it's a start..  

Copyright 2012 Travis J Gibbs, The Ant1-Her0 Project
Written by Ant1-Her0-Project (Travis)
Published | Edited 10th Feb 2013
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