The Hopeless Good
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

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The Hopeless Good
Poetry By Gerard Haughey

the pain you ease

when the needle bleeds

throughout the veins

that seem to please

the pokes upon the hopeless arm

to ease the pain increased

are the habits of the broken heart

whose search for love has ceased

don't tell me that you do not know

don't tell me that you do not stare

don't stand around self-righteous ones

there's irony here

the good are often doomed to pain

they carry the weight of many in vain

they care and love and feel the strain

of their family, their friends and the world contained

be still and careful when these you meet

be gentle and knowing of the weight beneath their feet

don't judge or speak in careless ways

they may meet the Maker any day

what will they say?