The Woman in the Wall

by Star   Sep 17, 2020


You’re not an illusion
you’re real to me,
the only one who
understood how I feel.

It’s been a while
since you were gone,
and only now I reminisce
your memory.

I am the only one
who noticed how
the beige corners
embraced you,

how you’re more
than a brown stain;
a woman
with actual emotions.

A couple coats of
white paint
took you away;

leaning on you
did not feel
as warm
as it used to be

we lost
our silent
communication.

Fifteen years later,
I wonder if you’re still there.

*Edited Note: I know this could be interpreted differently, but I would like to explain this time. When I was a child there was a brown stain on the wall at home that to me looked like a woman’s face. I imagined her as a real woman stuck inside.

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  • 20 hours ago

    by Everlasting

    Yeah, I’ll never forget the clouds. That’s always my gate away to something fun and relaxing. I see them specially when my husband is driving and I’m just enjoying the view.
    By the way, haha I guess we both have pareidolia.

    • 20 hours ago

      by Star

      Then you’re not ignoring them :p I love the clouds, they really are relaxing!!
      Maybe we do have pareidolia lol, I didnt know this had a term

  • 1 day ago

    by Everlasting

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who see images on the walls, floors, etc. Lol
    Upon growing up, There used to be a face of a man on the floor of the restroom. It used to creep me out whenever I had to... you know. I would place my shoe in that one spot. Oh, and there were more faces and shapes... but that one just creeped me out. I had other occasions where I had so much fun imagining and playing around with the shapes, faces I saw almost everywhere. Now a days, I’m just busy I don’t see them. Occasionally, I might but ignore them.

    • 22 hours ago

      by Star

      I don’t imagine things I see them for real :p you forgot to mention the most important thing the clouds, there’s always something in the clouds!

      Dont ignore them :( it’s almost like Wendy grew up stopped believing in fairies and Peter Pan :p

      Thank you for reading Luce ^_^

  • 1 month ago

    by Skyfire

    This reminded me of the story "The Yellow Wallpaper." Creative write.

    • 1 month ago

      by Star

      Thank you :)

  • 1 month ago

    by Lost star

    I love the narration in this poem! Wonderfully crafted!

    • 1 month ago

      by Star

      Thank you lost star :)

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