I'm the Poem

by Maple Tree   Nov 1, 2018

Fighting urges of darkness
a fiery switch within my mind,
blades of regret mixed with
medicated potions I'll never drink.

Laughter fumigates the room
while true thoughts pollute
my mind with triggered words
and endless pain, sorrow.

I walk around like nothing
bothers me, and yet I think
about a cliff on top of a hill

I release this pain in stanzas
upon my arm, deep cuts of truth,
and you read each line like a road map
to my very soul.

I'm living because I choose
to let it all go within poetry,
thank you for reading,
I'm a living poem.


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  • 5 years ago

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    Judge's Comment:

    A powerful write that encompasses the struggles endured during depression, “I’m the Poem” brings together the actions, the feelings, and the thoughts of a person struggling with depression- relatable and honest with every word. The personification of poetry into a person is a beautiful tool used to make the reader aware that the poetry created by Maple Tree is conceived by a struggle within, as pretty as they may be. The second verse particularly struck a chord with me, its words and sentiments revealing that the happiest, most laughter-filled people oft are the ones with the pain-filled hearts and the tears you can’t/won’t see. Wonderful write.


  • 5 years ago

    by Obscure

    Tragically beautiful poem. I especially liked the lines:
    "I walk around like nothing
    bothers me, and yet I think
    about a cliff on top of a hill
    somewhere." so sad and yet truthful.
    I think you have a very open style of writing that can be really difficult to post. Congrats on the win!

  • 5 years ago


    This poem captured my attention. Very revealing which I'm sure was not easy.

  • 5 years ago

    by Sive Klaas

    " I'm a living poem "

    what a beautiful poem!

  • 5 years ago

    by Reelo


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