Shivering he awoke in a public park all alone
on a hard wooden bench
damp and chilled to the bone being so scared
odd sounds surrounded him
depressed at his situation got up and walked
paranoid his own shadow stalked!
So stupid leaving behind such a happy lifestyle
too much for the wife to take
turning to drink to get through every hour
his reality began to disintegrate
also had two sons that he loved so very much
could take no more missed their touch!
Guilty for getting in this awful humiliating mess
dirty unwashed shuffling along
contact totally lost with them it seemed endless
gambled away money job and respect
could not take the indignity or guilt another day
confused could not see any other way!
By his side a willing listener a comforting smile
yet to anybody passing was solo
even advising him the best position for the noose
some hours later he was found dead
hanging from a high branch in a wooded park
a dog stared up with its loud pitiful bark!
The man grinning watched in his dark suit
had another soul completed the pursuit!
Then evaporated into the damp morning air!