Philip

I’m sure he didn’t want the part
A lifetime trapped on an eternal set
Whose final credits he would never see
Under the brightly lit confidence of death

A final scene lays in wait
Keep adding acts, delay the end
Tortured yearning for relief
He must ignore the answer to the pain

Live an earnest life’s deceit
Embrace honesty, but not too much
Do not ponder undeniable truth
The answer in its cage must lie

Their worries only make it worse
His demons need no other guests
Do not make your worries his
His screams do not ask for company

The answer quietly starts to transmit
A siren only he can hear
The painful questions too much to bear
The quietness of the answer, glorious

To question its wisdom is not to know its power
An explanation found only in familiarity
The answer is not the problem
It is the only complete solution

The answer a lifetime in the wings
An eager understudy bides its time
Its relentless patience loomed too long
Life always delivers the break it needs

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