Echo by Suha

I had lived a life full of images,
right from wrong, false from truth, this I never understood.
my mind always yearned for a pixelated utopia at the mercy of my thumbs
and this is where I sought sanctuary for decades.
I denied myself comforts of a family, I denied myself a life of leisure
chasing endlessly an ideology I did not believe in.
I turned my back to the oasis of faith, I heard no one but myself.

this dissonance led me to my demise
and a scowl permanently etched on my face.
All I knew was misery, self-indulgence and bitter hate.

Till I decided to cease this mindless chatter,
get up and change.

And the echo, the one I thought would reverberate in my heart ceaselessly,
Never bothered me again.

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