Coup de Grace

I knew the boy who lay inert on the floor,
Sprawled across a pool of blood,
His hands still clammy,
His face with no remorse.

I examined his limbs,
Cut, burnt, bashed up, and bruised,
Self-hatred etched into his arms;
No one left bemused.

The pungent odour filled the room,
I watched the scarlet slowly dye the carpet.
I never understood what was wrong,
And for that, I guess I’ll live with regrets.

I may as well have done it myself;
With all my lecturing, my analytical nature and bitter selfishness.
I pushed him aside,
I stole the ball from my own team mate,
I kicked him when he was down,
I never called him up to see if he was around.

I never gave him the time of day,
When he said he cared about me,
I called him gay.
He said he was alone,
So I was never home.
He wanted love,
I gave him hate;
I sealed his fate.

Connecting the dots,
I see the big picture now.
I miss who I used to be;
I miss the real me.
And I miss the days we spent together;
Those beautiful blue eyes will be etched into my mind forever.

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About humblefoot

Kyle Fisher (who often uses the alias Logan Rowley online and in his writing) has been enjoying writing since he was just 8 years old. His first formal publication was at the age of 13. He is now a spiritualist and openly queer author, perpetually searching for inspiration to create and learn more about the world around him. He is always drawn to the simplicity and uniqueness that life has to offer. He doesn’t identify with labels or socially constructed ideas about how the world should be. He believes that the world is your oyster, and that we all project our own destinies with the thoughts we choose to harbour about the universe. He is an idealistic, spiritualistic hippie who is just trying to find his place in this world, crafting each word to leave his mark, and promote love and equality among all people.
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