Unkept Castle

by Kate   Apr 16, 2020

I crumble just like the walls of an unkept castle
Untouched, unnoticed by civilization for years
Abandoned, to let nature takes its course

But the nature of my mind is like a plague
My walls become brittle and start to splinter
My bricks come loose, I’m left a pile of rubble
My exterior becomes overgrown and I hide
Hide away from people who show any interest
For they are only onlookers, never doers
I question my own brilliance, my own beauty
And then curse myself when I find none
Only to become increasingly frustrated
When I’m overlooked even for my character
The charm that lies just beneath the surface
And I curse myself, no one is ever willing to dig

But my foundation still stands, hardly so
Maybe it is the last lingering bit of hope I have
My construction can only handle so many hits
Until I collapse and wither away into nothing
Besides the remnants of what once was
What greatness I could have been


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  • 1 year ago

    by Milton

    This one really got to me. I feel a lot like this. It's like no matter what I do I'm still not enough. I really get it! =) Beautiful work!

  • 1 year ago

    by Stephanie Lemos-Vidarte

    I can relate to these feelings ten fold. This resonated with me in so many levels. Absolutely love this. Thank you for sharing this!!

    • 1 year ago

      by Kate

      Thank you :)

  • 1 year ago

    by RavenBunny

    This is absolutely brilliant. You are beautiful, inside and out. Don't let that flame of hope burn out - it will make the world a darker place.

    Beautiful piece, Kate, absolutely beautiful. Haunting, dark and rather sad, but still wonderful.

    I'm here if you need an ear.

    • 1 year ago

      by Kate

      Thank you. I will keep that in mind.

  • 1 year ago

    by hiraeth

    I'm floored by this piece, I'm genuinely at a loss for words.

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