When Life Turns Numb (part I)

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

half of a poem I'm currently writing

There was once wonder in everything, 
The music that is life. 
I could feel the beat, hear the notes, 
My soul danced with it. 

But now a shroud has fallen. 
The world thinly veiled, 
I still see it, I still know it’s there. 
But I no longer feel it, 
It isn’t fair. 

How do you fight such a torturous fate? 
To feel nothing, when you should feel great. 
I’ve found an answer, a particular way. 
I simply lose my mind in something else, 
let it drift away. 

In a book, a movie, a mourning’s run, 
A painting, a game, the warmth of the sun, 
I lose myself in perception. 
Though this is just a self deception. 

But there are more ways 
To avoid the feeling of not feeling, 
With my imagination, and empathy too, 
I can feel what others feel, 
Or so I think I do. 

All that, just so I can forget my own thoughts. 
But like singing the words of another person’s song, 
All of this is fleeting, 
It doesn’t last very long. 

Yet, there is one more thing 
That I have yet to try. 
I’ve seen a glimpse. 
I’ve had a taste. 
But to truly achieve it, 
There is more to face.

Submitted: April 15, 2012

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you have a great talent and I can't wait till you are done with it but i don't see why u said its not finished cuz its a wonderful poem -CJam

Sun, April 15th, 2012 11:57pm

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