I'm a photograph detaching from everything inside of me
Feeling of hollowness as the picture fade slowly
Dryness in mouth
Stories told by strangers
Lying dormant in dark
My image grow dim and suddenly disappear
I died a thousand times
Just to live a thousand times
Knowing I will die again and live again
Distorted voices fade as they speak
My responsiveness drowns in the abyss
I 've carried the emptiness for a lifetime
Going nowhere
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Written on May 29, 2023

Submitted by ELW on May 29, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 435
Words 76
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 13

Discuss the poem Numb with the community...

  • tashad.83752
    Good work, seems like the writer just feels nothing or don't want to feel anything, it's just better to feel,"numb"
    LikeReply14 days ago
  • ajsmart.poop
    you're loved.
    LikeReply16 days ago
  • PriscillaKing
    Photographs do fade slowly...a sad image to identify with the speaker.
    LikeReply18 days ago
  • adognut
    There is a sadness here, a sorrow of the soul because what others say about us becomes who we are, a book judged by its cover and not its contents.
    LikeReply18 days ago


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