"Trading Shots"



As I continuously trade shots,
With my ego,
I hit myself over and over.
Loving myself is difficult,
While trauma tends to haunt me,
At every single corner.

It tends to be grueling,
These emotions I have.
They are formidable foes.
Challenging me at every corner,
To keep calm and stay cool.

It is hard to forget anything.
Even my strongest memories,
Are trauma-induced.
I am already going through therapy...
But it isn't enough.

They still haunt my every movement;
Like a fox on the prowl, they attack;
Certainly, it seems forgetting is not
Easy for some of us.

Some of us have the memory
Of a steel-trap door.

About this poem

Depression poetry!

Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Written on February 12, 2023

Submitted by EtherealHydri on March 05, 2024

39 sec read
0

Quick analysis:

Scheme XXAXBA CXXAX CXXBX XXXX BX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 615
Words 132
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 6, 5, 5, 4, 2

Destiny Hanson

Hi! I actually go by a completely different name than my birth name but it's fine; I'm a disabled, nonbinary and queer af person who specialized in free verse poetry. It seems as though I've been writing in free verse my whole life without knowing until more recently, and that's the annoying part. I live in a group home, planning on going to college to learn more poetic forms on top of my free verse and words so I can get better at my proses and poetry. I LOVE Pokemon, I LOVE video games, i LOVE rock music and I absolutely love a lot of different things. I go under the name of "The Spiteful Poet" on Twitter and Facebook - because I have a lot of fire and am incredibly spiteful towards existence currently, and "Felix Wise" for my chosen name as a nonbinary person. Please respect my chosen name - there's a special meaning behind why I chose my name, and a story. I also go under the pen name of "Hydri", for reasons I will not specify to anyone unless the time comes to it, as someone with an esoteric nature. I run Actually Autistic Voices and The Neurodivergent Outlaw on Facebook, pages I created myself but I'm struggling keeping up with all of my social media activities, especially trying to shift into other things than social media even though I write poetry with a keyboard, not pencil and pen. I am a philosopher and I run information influx - an overload of information, my philosophy is esotericism. If you ever have any questions please let me know, I'm happy to educate on anything if my memory permits! more…

All Destiny Hanson poems | Destiny Hanson Books

1 fan

Discuss the poem "Trading Shots" with the community...

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    ""Trading Shots"" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 25 Jun 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/181889/"trading-shots">.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    June 2024

    Poetry Contest

    Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
    5
    days
    22
    hours
    1
    minute

    Special Program

    Earn Rewards!

    Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Who wrote the poem "School Boy" as a part of the poetry collection entitled "Songs of Experience"?
    A Walt Whitman
    B Robert Frost
    C William Blake
    D William Wordworth