by Chelsey   Jan 29, 2014

On the corner of her mouth rests a comma and on
the other lies a period. To annunciate a string of words
is impossible, for her lips are not lines on loose leaf paper.
Her heart, a chimney for smoke filled emotions, but there
is no escape; suffocation finds it's way upon her chest.

Paint her a sunset and she'll stand as the backdrop, a
poetic silhouette, narrating life with every inch of her shadow.

Not this time.

Expression is not an act she can rely upon; muzzled by her
deepest thoughts, they have no way of release. Her jaw,
desperate to communicate with the core of her being,
with her inner most desires.

How can there be excessive ink loss when she murders her
poetry, but she displays silence when she finds her savior?

As if she's not even human.
As if she's not even living.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    One of the many reasons I adore this poem is because of it's unique flavoring of words mixed into the emotions of the writer.

    It's truly a breath of fresh air to read a sad and sorrowful piece that has colorful wording in a metaphoric tone, such as a painting-

    the reader can see beauty in the sadness of emotional thoughts. Powerful piece by Chelsey

  • 4 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    There is no easy way how to express our deepest thoughts or emotions. Even writing it down on paper seems difficult at times.
    You have done a great job letting go of emotions

  • 4 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    Wow Chels. I dont have words to express how this poem made me feel. It was deep, dark yet incredibly poetic and the emotions were just well expressed. I loved the imagery it portrayed, very intense and strong.

    Wish I could find the words to explain...
    Love you hun. xx

    • 4 years ago

      by Chelsey

      I don't expect my readers to know what they wanna say when I couldn't even find the words to pen Tara lol..thanks girly