Righteous Discernment

11" x 14" mixed media on canvas

A Tortured Soul knows
only its own Pain,
which it will see echoed
back in a carnival mirror
from all five senses

Skewered thoughts
skip along banks
overflowing with Anger,
dipping toes in the waters
of Ostracism
before running towards addictions
to soothe

The best vengeance
for such a state 
 the pursuit of success
for nothing else uses 
adversity as fuel 
in such a spectacular fashion

let your enemies be your teachers,
make these bad experiences stepping stones
& KNOW that one day you will rise above it all.