i’ve become so numb

i used to be bothered by the pain
echos of failures haunting every
step, the ones i took, and the ones
i ignored

fumbling on the path every way
stumbling on success while window
shopping for some respite
i explored

feeling the rage by the laughter
coming my way, by the despicable
well wishers leeching onto misery
i broke

and yet with time by my side
success kept aside, a smile on my
lips for i’ve become so numb
i evolved

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