Trapped, no way out...

by Matthew Schut   Jan 30, 2012

A dark cloud has formed around me,
I can hear you yelling out my name,
but there is nothing that I can do,
I am bound by these painful chains.

I've tried to chew off my wrist,
I've tried cutting off my feet,
but nothing seems to be working,
I guess my life will never be complete.

With fire slowly burning me,
I am getting nails beat into my chest,
slapped across the face with lies,
soon I will be buried to rest.

Numerous times I have screamed for help,
but no one seems to even care,
so I will lay here and let myself die,
broken and bruised, shameless and bare.

Soon all this pain will be over,
I will not be tortured anymore,
one day I will see the light again,
but for now, my body will remain sore.

Endless tears, a broken heart,
a man that everyone has forgot,
a life that had so much potential,
will now be left in his own blood to rot.


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  • 6 years ago

    by Dark Shadows

    A life that had so much potential,
    will now be left in his own blood to rot.

    when I read dark poems I am scared.Sometimes I try to block the imagery part of pain in poems.

    Some people are good at expressing thoughts and some are good at expressing their feelings flawlessly via poetry.In my opinion,the latter is a uphill battle.
    Many on here said they write what they feel and have experienced in life.Having read your writings,I only hope,you have not actually experienced the pain you have penned.

    I could feel every word as it looks, smells, tastes, feels and sounds. 5/5

  • Wow.... the flow was amazing and it really just shows how people will do anything if they think that it'd make them okay or save them from pain. The metaphor of chains and pain; it worked on so many levels and it really just got to the key parts of how pain can really weigh us down. We can be crying out for help, but it's like no one is listening or looking at us well enough to know that we need help deep down...

    Amazing piece of work that really makes people think about their feelings and hits to the core of how you can be in need, but no one is there.


    -Shining Star (: