Dead Inside

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She peeled off all her masks and found herself alone.

All the anger she had carried evaporated into grief.

Grief for lives that could have been and memories forever lost.

Ashes settled where loved ones once stood in support.

Grim disappointment clutched deeply in her shattered heart.

Words of encouragement forever muted in eternity.

Each hour slowly rotating in endless humdrum.

Forever seeking yet never finding that which she sought so deeply.

Filling in the time with all that needed doing.

Unable to put into words what she was feeling

Falling silent after each spirited attempt, her soul slowly dying.

Somehow finding the courage to wake up each morning and do it all over again.

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