Poetry from J.J. Campbell

Author J.J. Campbell

J.J. Campbell (1976 – ?) is trapped in suburbia waiting for the end of the world. He’s been widely published over the years, most recently at Rusty Truck, The Rye Whiskey Review, The Beatnik Cowboy, Mad Swirl and Horror Sleaze Trash. You can find him most days waxing poetic on his mildly entertaining blog, evil delights. (https://evildelights.blogspot.com)—————————————————————————————————————————————————–what could be

i used to look atbeautiful women and dream about what could be

reality set in sometime around my late teens

none of them look at me and think the same thing

at least that’s how i’m explaining to myself why i am single still in my forties-
———————————————————————–of natural causes

it becomes more obvious each day i will die alone

i’ll be one of those stories on the news of some shut-in found months
after he died of natural causes

my luck, it will be on the toilet

hopefully, with a smile on my face————————————————————————————————–in the sad facts

another morning waking up alone

entrenched in the sad facts that the world has decided you don’t get to be love

there will be no holding hands on a sandy beach as the sun goes down

no kisses under the stars

no sweet nothings whispered anywhere near your existence

insanity keeps you alive

keeps you the heartbroken fool that still believes

keeps you always willing to be punished yet again————————————————————————————-rivers of tears

if it wasn’t for laughter, these days would simply be rivers of tears

think of your pain as the last meaningful act on this earth

the love of your life decided to live on the other side of the world

the sun will come up again

so will the skin cancer

hope is only there for those that actually believe it exists—————————————————————————————–since forever left your arms

embrace the painlike an old lover

the distant echoes of years gone by since forever left your arms

agony leaves a bitter taste

the flowers all die before one last sweet whiff of a better tomorrow

they will feed you this bullshit that all things get better with time

happiness is not falling for the lie