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

After I escaped David I got a new neighbor. He was just like me. Scared as hell. Shell shocked. Tongue tied. So for an entire year he lived not fifty feet from me and to this day I still don't know his name. But I always had the feeling that had life been different he and I would've came together.I will give him credit he did at least try to get to know me. He moved away one May day. I've never seen him again.

Just a minute of your time

It's all I want, all I need

You can make it, or just as easily break it

Either way I get set free

I hate feeling like a prisoner

In my own self-made hell

It's limbo, a world of no thing

It's messy misery

So far. So, so far

Everyday I tell myself the same damn lie

I won't let it in

I won't let it become part of me

And everyday I stand frozen

My heart taking the fatal leap

The inevitable fall

The crash and burn

As I watch it

I'm horrified, mystified

And run for the safety of my wall

So far. So, so far.

Hell has a name:

I look in the mirror

I see your face

I feel your efforts

And I get lost with where it all begins

And where it all will end

It's just so hard to tell

It's just so unfair

So little distance, but such a long, longway

Between here and there

So far. So, so far

If I weren't wearing this damn mask

I'd say, meet me half way there

But oh how I know me too well

I'd be running for cover behind a blank stare

Unable, unwilling, to let you too far in

And there you'd be

Never knowing if you're losing

And no way to win.

So far, So, so far.

original write: January 2006

Submitted: February 13, 2008

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Twisted Illusion

Very strong and full of emotion!

Wed, February 13th, 2008 12:54am


Get that deep lost feeling

Wed, February 13th, 2008 2:21am


Thank you all for being so kind and accepting. I was so shy about posting even one poem. You all have made me very brave. Something I've needed for a long time now. Thanks! And will be looking forward to reading you as well.

Wed, February 13th, 2008 8:47pm

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