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/chronic dreams/

the clock is running out,

see the hands as they twirl

her eyesight is going blind,

Praying to be sent to the gallows

any words fall on deaf ears

her thoughts belongs behind

a jail cell

He’s in her dreams,

screwing with her head

every night fall, even when she’s awake

she cant anymore,

is this what it feels like to be

the embodiment of a corpse?

Friends have found; Others.

they’re better

better than her-

best friends pass by,

her Shooting stars

A scrap of metal her only friend.

stab in her heart, its scabby and infected,

soot black.

Fear grasps her throat

Its a Murderer in the night

today she wants to drown herself in kerosene.

wishes to see the faces of those she used to love

way back when

Waving a pallid and wan Goodbye,

Did they even care-?

was it just another façade--?

she smiles, and nods-

what courage left, failing her

She’s bored and wide awake

too restless,

too restless for others concern

filthy and gritty

She’s stripped,

Naked and Bare.


wears her heart on her sleeve

Every night she’s sick,

dry heaves until Stomach is content,

with no contents in it.

wakes up laughing, after seeing his face

again and again.

While she slams her head into a


Shaking like a earthquake

she’s fell so hard,

maybe she’ll die form it.

There’s no-one home today,

neither happy or sad,

just tired

she’s breaking down into particles of dust;

being taken away by the wind

she’s so damaged already,

there is something screaming in her ears;

blood on her fingertips.

dripping between the cracks of,

Sanity and Reality.

So, sitting in this empty room again,

Feeling gutted and raw.

Drinking clean vodka again

straight up, from the bottle.

Its on the floor.

but she’s got a feeling this is the End.

About this poem

It's...a manifestation of my depression and a lot of intrusive thoughts

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Written on January 01, 2010

Submitted by beaelizabeth123 on August 22, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

2:07 min read

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