To Be Awake

April 11, 2009
I cycle through each phase
Living, breathing, existing to the extent of what is real,
Every day wasting more time that was meant to be wasted anyway.

To disappear must be a glorious and forbidden gift,
As I fall deeper into this organized void of chaos,
This cage, an illusion
Which I was born into without a choice but to accept.

Now searching for my escape, spinning circles just to realize with disgust
That no place has been left free.

And I continue to suffocate
Under my own choice
Whether conscious or involuntary, impossible to leave behind.

Ingrained within my being
This world of possibilities, without essence
Life, without survival
Everything to lose but nothing, for I want to lose everything.

I want to stand secure
as the world falls away from me instead
To reveal the only things that matter,
Simplicity and solitude, existence
free from distraction-

The way I will never live it

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bamboom212 said...
Nov. 27, 2009 at 12:14 am
while reading i can also relate. ''Organized void of chaos" is a perfect description. I'm sure many people can say sometimes their lives feel that way. I'm one of those people. keep up the awesome work!!
xxJustxxMe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm
this is a really awesome poem! While reading it, i related to it so easily. Great description and I really like the phrase "organized void of chaos"
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