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Lament of A Hopeless Voice

October 10, 2014
By Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks


Sometimes I feel weightless,
A whirling feather in a sea of guilt.

I feel worthless,
A speck of dust meant only to be exhaled.

I feel tired,
Suppressed,
And alone.

I want to be loved,
But I don’t want to fill the role myself.

I wish to be wanted,
But look in the mirror with disgust.

I feel exhausted.
I feel like a torrent of hail and rain engulfs me in suffering.

I know I’m not okay.
But that isn’t what I show.

I give them their smile, a raised hand here or there.

I hand them the work they asked for,
And I act like I have plans on the weekends when they ask.

I hurt behind closed doors,
And scream my silent tears.

My blood pours, but I want something more.
I want to be heard, and I want to be found.

I don’t want to lock myself away so tight that the straitjacket won’t come loose.

I want the help I really don’t deserve,
But I am selfish and I need it.

I need the comfort of a person,
I need to hear their voice.
 


The author's comments:

This is for those who need a voice other than their own.


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on Oct. 24 2014 at 8:08 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Thanks so so so so much! I really appreciate the feedback :)

MalaikaJ GOLD said...
on Oct. 24 2014 at 5:32 pm
MalaikaJ GOLD, Cloquet, Minnesota
19 articles 2 photos 127 comments

Favorite Quote:
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. - James Michener

Wow. This is powerful. I especially liked this paragraph: "I want to be loved,
But I don’t want to fill the role myself." You are amazing, keep writing!

on Oct. 21 2014 at 6:09 pm
the_truth_about_me SILVER, Cambridge, Massachusetts
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments
some of my work is pending, do you mind giving me feedback once they are posted?

on Oct. 21 2014 at 5:35 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1166 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

 Thanks so much! :)

on Oct. 20 2014 at 7:24 pm
the_truth_about_me SILVER, Cambridge, Massachusetts
6 articles 0 photos 5 comments
one word-amazing


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