Numbness

by Gwenyth Hill   Jun 23, 2018


Numbness.
I just cannot feel
Was there any pain?
Was it real?

When you left.
What became of me?
You took off,
Left me adrift at sea

The current.
It was a strong pull
But now it’s weak
Like it’s come to a stall

Reminds me of the world.
That still surrounds me
It does not move
Like it’s lost it’s key

Like it’s locked up
Frozen in time
Just like my heart
Which used to beat just fine

But now since you left
Everything has changed
The people I once new
They are all strange

I no longer connect
with anyone at all
And I try to breathe
But even that is a struggle

I’m drowning, fading away
On this ocean
That used keep
All of my fears at bay

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  • 3 years ago

    by chrissy carter

    Well written. I like the way you relate yourself to a shore at bay but then it's all taken away. I have to agree with that bay and how it all disappears with feeling numb. Very well written. Thumbs up!

  • 4 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Feeling numb after emotional turmoil is a defence mechanism, I would imagine, but the problem is, it leaves you in limbo and that means you are unable to deal with the pain and move on.
    A sad write but well penned.

    Do take care,

    Ben