Hope

I blame no one for succumbing to nostalgia

It’s a temptation I find near-impossible to bear

In the past, our world was a utopia

And we lived without any worry or care

Now I’m marooned in the present

Alone

In an inner civil war, repelling self-pity, as self love remains absent

Like falling in love is a sin for which I must atone

So I look to the future

Unsure

But I know that in time and letting go lies my cure

Then I can be wholly myself again; till then, I endure.

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