Analysis of The Hallow

Christopher McKay 1989 (California)

I can feel a hollowness in me
Something's missing that shouldn't be.
I can feel a hole in my soul
Why do I feel so empty?
I can sense a void inside
Somewhere something used to hide.
I can sense a vacant gap
What is it that I can't find?
I can tell something's gone
Something I had used to be.
I can tell I'm not well
Missing pieces I can't see.
I can touch a cavity inside
An empty space that wont hide.
I can feel a hole in my soul
What is it that I can't find?

Scheme aaBaccdEfagaccBE
Poetic Form
Metre 1110101 10101101 11101011 1111110 1110101 110111 1110101 1111111 111101 1011111 111111 1010111 111010001 1101111 11101011 1111111
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 463
Words 107
Sentences 8
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 16
Lines Amount 16
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 349
Words per stanza (avg) 99

About this poem

I had written the original draft of this poem early October of 2020. This was a grim and terrible time for me, as the person I had married and been with for just over 5 years at the time, had gas lit and tugged me into a self destructive loveless life in the toxicity of our relationship. As my mentality turned more and more inward against myself, I felt I had become the enemy and the reason for it all and neared the point of ending my own life.

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Written on December 05, 2022

Submitted by mckayc1989 on December 06, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Christopher McKay

Read, travel, write, avidly watch Anthony Bourdain, and routinely enjoy face skin care. more…

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