Shadowed.

by Poet on the Piano   Oct 31, 2020


I'm trapped in another
nightmare,
but when I wake up,
there is no relief.
I am more dead
than before.
There is no presence
of hunger, thirst,
desire.

I hear children
scream in delight
as they play,
and hope they don't
know the horrors of
living yet.

I barely leave the
house anymore;
perhaps, I should stop
seeking purpose in
all the forgotten
crevices.

If I become a ghost,
will I still feel this hurt?
Will it never leave
my side?

If I go now,
will I fade away
or keep haunting
my memories?

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Written while listening to "Time" by Hans Zimmer

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Keira Pickard

    This portrays absolute depression, sadness and emptiness at the same time perfectly, and the sinking feeling of wondering if you'll ever feel happier than you currently are. The utter exhaustion of life in this is powerful, and it's wonderfully written. Emotional and brilliant!

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Shruti

    So heartbreaking. Becoming so hollow that you feel like a living zombie, still breathing, still aware but no hunger, thirst and interest in anything that felt good before, and wishing for no other person to go through it. So many emotions, it is simply powerful.
    Congratulations on the win!

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Ben Pickard

    And I listened as I read this the second time, MA. Incredibly moving. Music brings so many feelings you thought you could repress bubbling hotly to the surface.

    Take care and all the best as ever. Perhaps you will wake up to a better dawn tomorrow.

  • 1 month ago

    by Brenda

    It is so difficult living in half worlds. You are still feeling the pain of the here and now, wishing, but not knowing if the pain will leave if you do.

  • 1 month ago

    by Lost star

    Hi, this poem has so much emotional imagery it's wonderful!

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