What do You See

I look in the mirror and I look distorted
Trying to clear the focus
My skeletons behind me haunting me
Hardship from memories
Damaged my body and corrupted my soul
"Don't try to run. We can catch you."
I heard someone from behind
Thought I could be what I never was
I've chosen a lonely way
Stains I can't wash clean
Words I cannot mend
Darkness my nightmares can't imagine
Cursed with pain and sadness
All I know of love I imagine
The damage intended justified the collateral damage
But creates consequences that undermine the fragile peace
Abandon with my skeletons dancing on my grave
Judgement on what you see when you blink
A clear picture
Someone wishing my suffering would be deeper
Someone always saying I'm going in the wrong direction
Someone said, no one will save you
The fragile peace gone
The lie decompose as the lie goes deeper
I look in the mirror
I see nothing
What do you see?
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Written on April 01, 2024

Submitted by ELW on April 01, 2024

Modified by ELW on April 01, 2024

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 895
Words 164
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 27

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  • tashad.83752
    Good poem, sort of reflects how I feel at times, like I won't be any better, I am damanged, I can't get better, people just see my past.
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • alanswansea18
      no one is damaged. In their own way there won't beautiful. Thanks for the vote.
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • alanswansea18
      that should read that all beautiful.
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • alanswansea18
      there are beautiful. I need a new phone. Now that's damaged.
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • alanswansea18
      I have a lot of things going on too. It's never pretty. I have a nuclear stress test coming up. They opened me up twice already. That's only a spot of all the other things.
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • alanswansea18
      start of all
      LikeReply1 month ago
    • ELW
      Thank you for your comments. AJC thank you for your comments, and votes. I appreciate that.
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • Standard.Lyfe
    I think was very deep it described my painful situation so well slumber before 12 eyez alwayz view you sidewayz nvr looking direct fear might realize how sick really iswat a messed up way to live
    LikeReply1 month ago
    • alanswansea18
      I see a beautiful poem on what you just said. Go for it and let me know?
      LikeReply1 month ago
  • alanswansea18
    Real nice job.
    LikeReply1 month ago


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