Touch Of Stone

July 6, 2012
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She’s “with me all the time,
The drugs can have my mind, love,”
She’ll “want the rest you’ll find,
And” she’s “with me all the time.”

And it’s true, she is.
Right here between my two temples,
She sits as if she’s some pagan statue,
Resembling a Greek goddess
And I can’t get her out.

She just sits there,
Demanding my worship,
Drawing my soul from its depths,
To be met only with the unforgiving touch of stone.

Stone as are her thoughts of me,
As are her feelings and emotions for me,
Any fantasy that may have been has now died,
As does a dog when starved beyond recovery.

And worry not,
I’ll be far too blind with despair to invade her happiness,
I can hardly see the stars in the skies,
Let alone those that linger in her eyes.

The ones that speak of the frivolous joy and wonder,
That she seems to find through anyone but me,
That would remind me of my own flaws and failures.
No, I’m too blind to see those.

Not blind enough though,
To be drowned in darkness,
But blind enough to be taunted by blurred images of life.
Images that seem to tell me,
“Look we exist.
The world is grand and beautiful
And never again will you be able to see it.”
If only I had my mind.

If only I had my mind.
Maybe then I could have my eyes.
Maybe then beauty could come up and engulf me as it used to.
Maybe then I could feel the touch of passion,
Caressing my heart.
Maybe then I could bathe in peace as I once did.
Restore my sight I beg you.

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writer3499 said...
Aug. 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm
Wow this is such a good poem!!! I didn't really get in the begining but as I kept reading it got more clear that  this is about a break up.  Who ever insprired this poem must have been a offence.  But the writing is amazing!!!! 
Matt27 replied...
Aug. 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Thank you, and I don't take offense really, I only wish it were true. Sadly, she was actually very nice.
Eirias said...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 8:21 am

As for my stuff: All of it (of course) is amazing except for the "Put this down" one . . . most people seem to like "Abominations" and "Like a New Yorker" best. Both of those were written pre-knowledge-of-meter. I also have a piece in teh forums that I'm working on.

Now for this piece--

I'm not sure what teh quotation marks are for.

stanza 2: I like the "between temples" part . . . "And I can't get her out" isn't a bad line, but it IS misplaced . . . perhaps ending with "... (more »)

Matt27 replied...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm
Thank you for the honesty. I see what you're saying for sure. I'll definitely check out your stuff.
Chibi_Danni said...
Jul. 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Truly inspiring, enjoyed the depth u had to it!

Keep writing,


Poetic_Person This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm
This is beautiful. It's one of those poems where you don't have to understand everything about it, but it's still very impacting. Great job!
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm
Nice work! Wonderful words! The meaning is not as clear on this one (I had to read a few times and the meaning is a little muddy). Could you possibly tell me what inspired you to write this piece so that i understand it a bit better?
Matt27 replied...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm
Basically, a girl who I was dating, and who I cared for very much, left me.
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm
OKay that's what i thought! It's quite an incredible way to describe a breakup though! The way that you wrote it made me second guess whether this was an actual person or personification of an event that happened to you. It could be interpretted in different ways and that is a very good thing!
AlexOdyssey said...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 11:11 pm

It's funny how I can hear your voice when I read this. Guess that's what happens when you are such a great slam poet. 

Bless your poetry, and the depth of emotion you bring out about your detachment from that "body of water" it's truly beautiful. And your emotion is raw. Keep it true.

Your Best Friend,

Alex Odyssey

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