Deliberate Bewilderment

by Rusheena   Jul 31, 2011

Searching for a fix, but all I find is a dose of silence,

the same subtle chaos that destroyed me years ago.

Scream walls, scream! Do something that's worth wild!

My hands are in the sanctuary, waiting to defile!

Scratch, pierce, bleed! Just don't stop this gray abyss!

I'll cover my eyes and fantasize that this is truly bliss.

But I peak, peak, peak, until my pupils open wide.

I looked at them in the mirror but could see no one inside.

Soul, where do you hide?

Where have I stashed you in my temple?

You've become so hard to find that losing you is now so simple.

Come in, come in, come in, and bolt the daylight out behind you.

It's seeping, seeping through, trying to find a place to leech to.

The midnight light is crawling on me, pulling on my shoulders.

I turn around to face it, but it looks like The Beholder...


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  • 7 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    Very nice wording here...I love the layout which helps make it more inviting and interesting...and the power and the use of exclamation marks like Hannah said, really brings out the strength in this piece

    Very nice and interesting to read

  • 7 years ago

    by Hannah Lizette

    I think this poem is about finding yourself and giving yourself to God for the first time. Being pulled out of the darkness and into the light.

    I love the rhyme scheme, and how you use the exclamation marks to emphasize some parts, brings power to the piece!

    Lovely pen!

  • 7 years ago

    by Andrew Packard

    Some good metaphors and imagery there!

  • 8 years ago

    by Reaper

    The poem was amazing!