The delivery is stark and effective despite the fact that it’s a single stanza, well done. The broader topic is relative to many – a feeling of defeat – and should be discussed and written about often. There’s no room for any misinterpretation in your poem which I appreciate. I don’t think the bolding and underlining are necessary because the word ‘dead’ carries so much power itself. If you want to be technical there should be an apostrophe for the omitted letters in because [ ‘Cause ] . Powerful work, keep up the writing!