Wrong Frequency

by Ben Pickard   Apr 25, 2019


All aspects of life are regurgitated now: the colours, the tastes and the sounds.
My existence itself is auto-tuned and I breathe like I'm already drowned.
I search among faces, all listless and grey - I know them but memory fades.
There are those that I hated, and she that I craved, who loved me in woods and the glades.
The stone is so cold - so dreary and chill - yet I desperately claw at the walls,
For if I lie softly, and listen intently, I can still hear the desolate calls.
What moments may come are of no import: the warmth of her body is gone.
The ups and the downs, the black and the white, but now it's the wrong and the wrong.
In time, I suppose, these tortures will wain, and all that is ill will not last,
But now I am destined to find my repose serenading her mausoleum's cast.

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Ben Pickard 2019

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  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Congratulations, Ben. I now know your secret to winning all these contests - you're bloody good!

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Not sure about that, but thank you, Michael

  • 2 months ago

    by Shruti

    Reading your poems after a while and they are as beautiful and refreshing as ever, no matter the category.
    This one is so sad, especially when I reached the end. And I love the title!

    Looking forward to more.
    S.

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    I like this Ben. I can see you stretching yourself here. It is only by moving from our comfort zone we become more than before. I'd love to know your inspiration for this style.

    All the best.

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Misery, Michael! No, in all seriousness, I just liked the idea of writing something that rhymed but wasn't too concerned with meter and syllable counts.

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Yet another masterpiece dude. The ending totally got me.

    Brilliant

    Craig

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks, Craig. Glad you enjoyed it.

  • 2 months ago

    by Brenda

    Damn Ben you are good! Loved this!

    • 2 months ago

      by Ben Pickard

      Thanks for reading and for your confidence in me, Brenda!

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