Nihilism's Toll

by IdTakeABulletForYou   Oct 16, 2017

Of all things great and wonderful
I wish that I could care.
A slight excitement, then a twinge
of hopelessness, despair.

These nihilistic tendencies,
they overwhelm my brain.
What once was treasured in my youth,
older is not the same.

It is the age that brings to light
this sudden carelessness to fight,
aware with every step that's made
that eager fervor starts to fade.

The best that I can hope from life
is that I am unwise
of every moment flying by
closer to my demise.

Distraction is my only hope
from life I can't control;
I hear the ringing of its bell,
aware of what is tolled.

It is the dark that brings to light
the frailty of what we call life;
and yet, I find to my despair,
I lack the wherewithal to care.



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  • 2 years ago

    by Anya

    Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 years ago

    by Emily Wacker

    Congratulations on the win! Well-deserved!

  • 5 years 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)

    • 5 years ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

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


  • 5 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Congrats on your wins.

  • 5 years ago

    by Domenico Sottile

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

    • 5 years 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 :-)


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