Spot on the wall

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

Stare vacantly at that spot on the wall.

It’s sunny outside. This fact you ignore.

Try not to think of all you have seen and done.

If anybody understood you’d still have no one. 

If you stay composed you can almost trick your mind

into thinking the clock stopped and with it, time. 

You wish you could trade every little thing 

for anything else, the ability to sing.

Because of this life you’ve had enough.

Even if not, your feelings don’t bluff.

Eyes fixed on that spot on the wall.

Memorise every detail and watch it some more. 

The wall will never ever change.

Just like you, it will only age.

And when that time finally comes,

you’ll smile once more. You’ll smile for once. 

Submitted: April 29, 2021

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Ann Sepino

Great poem! I like the clean arrangement of the lines. There are definitely days when you're in a slump and the only companion that you can bear to be around is that wall.

Sat, May 1st, 2021 12:05pm


Thank you Ann.

I was pretty down that particular day. I’m down most days to be honest. For no particular reason. That slump is the average day for me. Not trying to elevate myself by any means. Just describing my average day.

You’re right. some days the wall (or the ceiling) is the only bearable companion.

Thanks for reading and commenting

Sat, May 1st, 2021 5:09am

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