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How I envy fools

Those born without the

Eyes to see the darkness; the
Ears to hear the lies; the
Skin to feel the chafing cold; the
Sense to realize:
There's darkness all around us,
Lecherous and black.
We lead a meaningless existence.
Bitter, I turn back.

How I envy fools

Living life, never knowing

The storm on the horizon;
Her clouds fill up the skies.
They do not see the warnings,
Nor hear the gentle "sigh"
Of the wind that's brewing.
They do not feel the rain.
Their never-knowing state
Is all that keeps them sane.

How I envy fools

They know nothing of pain

Will they ever find it,
The truth that I now know?
The sky is torn with violent light
The stormy gales blow.
The tempest is upon us,
But still their eyes are blind.
The lucky fools will never know
We are all born just to die.
My entry for #poetry-book's Scratch That contest, round 2. Feedback is very much appreciated. It's supposed to be a ballad, with the focus being on artistic formatting. What do you think?
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ThatGuyWithTheTShirt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist
I used to be the type of fool you would envy so... How I long for those days.
Blood-Red-Cure Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
SereneCyrene Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Well-written. :)
ContaminatedLove Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Writer
Featured here: [link] c:
roselynedwards Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Writer
wow morbid, and I feel the same way sometimes.
mangaFREAK080 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
This is incredible.
overdestiny Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I pretty much agree here.
ContaminatedLove Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Writer
I like it. c:

But, I did think it looked a little off with some of the words being un-capitilized behind the line while most where capitilized. I'm sure you meant for it to be like that, but you asked what I thought so there it is.
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