Darkened Silence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 14, 2018

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In a darkened room, surrounded by silence

The mental torment and emotional violence

Lying awake, seething with pain

The anger and hatred from which we abstain

 

Comes rushing in like a jet-black tide

And latches to feelings so hidden inside

Wrenching us sideways, our bodies and mind

For answers and reasons we’re not going to find

 

Unwilling to change, unable to be

You just be you and I will be me

Two sides of a coin that never should meet

One found on top, and one in defeat

 

No schedule to keep, no unwritten rules

To control it is something thought only by fools

The fears and desires that play on unseen

That shift from a person to something obscene

 

The lifelong struggle of those such as me

People will tell us to just let it be

But what those people never will know

Is it’s never as easy as to just let it go

 

It defines who we are and it captures the soul

It breaks us inside and it swallows us whole

Buried beneath what we cannot decide

Many nights in the dark that we’ve laid there and cried

 

In a darkened room, surrounded by silence

The mental torment and emotional violence

Lying awake, seething with pain

From the anger and hatred from which we abstain


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