Delusion and Denial

Touch is no longer touch,
it is intruding,
want is no longer considering,
it is selfish thinking,
pleasure is no longer pleasure,
it is undeniable internal bleeding,
caressing alone in this darkened room,
everything illuminates my heart and enhances my view,
the dedication of giving and the intoxication of living,
our luxuries compacted into night,
right here, alone, just the two in this darkened room,
I awaken, quite confused.
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Submitted on August 10, 2014

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 420
Words 69
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 12

Ryahn Gillis

Hello world! I am a poet before anything else in life, even as a boy, I would write in a journal deep into the night. I feel poetry is a very simplistic approach to relating to our human counterparts and that is why I have cultivated such an affinity for it. I can't wait to read new and old poetry as well as have the opportunity to hear negative or positive feedback on my own. Ultimately, I aim to add some of my own ingredients to the recipe for human togetherness and understanding. more…

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