Comments : Nihilism's Toll

  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Your rhyming and rhythm are perfect and the word compilation superb. An excellent piece one of your best. Milly x

    • 1 month ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you for the comment Milly, and most of all for your time! Glad you enjoyed it,

      S

  • 1 month ago

    by ddavidd

    Everything he writs is one of his best!

  • 1 month ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is great and very thought provoking. I'm not sure we care less as we get older, maybe the things we care passionately about just change? I don't know, but I'm thinking about it now thanks to this wonderful poem! :-)
    =^.^=

    • 1 month ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      I'm glad this poem made you think; I am constantly at odds with myself on the topic of caring. I've been known to feel like sometimes I care so much that it just causes me to shut down and not care about anything. It's quite exhausting to be so embattled, as I'm sure you know. Thank you for reading, and for commenting! Much appreciated!

      IdTakeABulletForYou

  • 1 month ago

    by Ben Pickard

    No time to comment in depth, Stephen, but just know I have read this and it is excellent work. Nominated.

    Take care and all the very best to you,

    Ben

  • 1 month ago

    by Michael

    Wonderful piece of rhyme
    flowing with personal feelings throughout :)

    ' I hear the ringing of its bell
    aware of what it tolled'

    Brilliant line - a play on words?

    Michael

    • 1 month ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Quite so, dear sir; I was so proud of the couplet after I wrote it that it inspired the poem's title. I think it gives sort a dark, ominous shadow over the poem. Thanks for reading!

      IdTakeABulletForYou

  • 1 month ago

    by Brenda

    Stephen, a melancholy write. So well written though, I have missed your words. When we are struggling with ourselves sometimes its hard to see through that fog. Things will get better, changes in your life will see to that. Hugs my friend-

    • 1 month ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      I can't wait for the changes about to come! Thanks for always being so positive, and even sticking by me in the fog. Most of my writes are melancholy, I recognize, but it helps me stay sane. Somehow.

      Much love,
      S

    • 1 month ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      -accidental double comment-

  • 1 month ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    S - I am in love with this! FFS how do you do it.. you go away for months on end and nothing then BAM hit us with pieces like this..

    Im so glad this is up for nomination...

    Favourites for sure..

    • 1 month ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you darling, you are the best! Can't wait to visit you in Aussie someday!

      As well, if I knew how to do it, I'd be doing it a helluva lot more often, that's for sure. Right now, I'm in a sort of inspiration streak. It will end soon, though, and it will be months again. :(

      Much love,
      S

  • 1 month ago

    by Mark

    Firstly, great title...had to look this up: nihilism is the belief that life has no intrinsic meaning or value. The toll of this belief is very well explored in the stanzas:
    All wonderful aspects of life do not phase the person with nihilistic tendencies
    Overwhelming old simple pleasures of youth
    The eventual death - a reoccurring thought

    Great write!

  • 1 month ago

    by mossgirl19

    Sometimes I just don't care about anything that concerns me... I loved this write and added to my faves.

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Congratulations again! You're on a roll! :-)
    =^.^=

    • 3 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you!! It is quite ironic that I have two wins so starkly contrasting; one fully empathetic, the other completely apathetic. Some great irony there, thanks for your support KCL :-)

      IdTakeABulletForYou

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Mark

    Congratulations on the two wins!

  • 3 weeks ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    Congrats S - well deserved

    • 3 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      :* When are we doing our next collab?!

    • 3 weeks ago

      by deeplydesturbed

      When im dam well ready :P

      nah work has been chaotic!!! :P ill send u a pic of what ive spent the day doing!!!
      Ill also start brain storming babe!! :)
      Much Love!!!! xxxx

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Domenico Sottile

    Writing this poem proves you understand a lot and you care very much!!

    • 3 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      It is a bit of dark irony thrown in there, just through the mere concept of writing such a piece about nihilism. You're onto something!

      Thanks for reading, Domenico :-)

      IdTakeABulletForYou

  • 3 weeks ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your wins.

  • 2 weeks ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Judging comment

    "Nihilism's Toll" By IdTakeABulletForYou, 4 points.

    I've got to admit this poem is one of those that is really hard to comment on. It's fantastic though.

    The concept that everything's meaningless is one I can never accept. What is the point? There is every point?

    Everyone you touch will be affected by your presence. Some will smile, some will not. Some will love you, some will hate you.

    None of it is meaningless, though I understand it can often feel so.

    I give this poem my vote because it caused a reaction and caused me to think. I may not agree with the concept but that is the beauty of poetry.

    The actual structure of the work is well presented and the eye flows easily over it without pause or the need to read again in case you missed something. Yet you read again anyway.

    Well thought out and presented (4)

    • 2 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      Thank you for your input, CJ, and I'm glad this write made you think.

      IdTakeABulletForYou