Airplane Gaze

Just setting the scene for how it went down
Looking back on my past and the life that I found
Standing on a playing field, looking up at the sky
Knowing it was imminent, I was gonna die
As the plane flew over, the tremor was real
But not from the engines this shaking I feel
Gut-wrenching shaking from deep deep inside
My last vestige of hope had just been denied
Resignation reigning with a tear and a sigh
My life now over, I’m not gonna lie
Hopes and real dreams of a hyper young lad
Wasted away by choices I wish’d id never had
The moment now over, eyes down again
Left foot, right foot, same after same
Over to the doctor’s, collect the meth
My life now covered in the stench of death.

©Stuart Patterson 2018

This blog is part of a wider collection to show the journey that would eventually lead me to the cross of Jesus Christ, my personal redemption, and my journey of faith afterwards. If you would like to know more of my story, please click on my “About” page and take it from there.

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