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Suffocating

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What I see around me
is piling up
beside me,
around me,
everywhere I look.

The conflict,
the pain,
is the life I live.
With the giant mound of problems, there comes a breaking point.

I'm screaming and screaming;
it's building and building,
thrown at me
over and over.
This is not what I want;
please help me out of this hole.

What I see around me
is a world
that's too small to matter,
yet so big
that one small disturbance
can shatter it.

No one can really understand
what I'm going through.
They say they do
with a pat of the back,
but they don't know what it feels like.

It's too much to bear,
too overwhelming to see
what has happened to me
but it's there.

What this all comes down to
is just the suffocation
of all the world
crashing down on me.

I'm screaming and screaming,
and no one can hear me;
I need to let it out
somehow.

Please help to set me
free.





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Rebecca L. said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 4:43 am
Thank you! The 4th line in the second stanza was too long, so the last word went to a 5th line. And yes, it was supposed to end with free. :)
 
Somnio Avis said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 3:00 am
Argh, the drama....well, this poem certainly screams "I've got a bunch of problems help me out" in terms of how the speaker was feeling.

Freestyle poetry? Definitely not in "I am a pirate with a wooden leg" style, XD. Wo xi huan.

The line:
"what I see is a world that's too small to matter, yet so big that one small disturbance can shatter it"
I especially like.

Hm, the 4th line in the second stanza...is it suppose to be very long? Also, ... (more »)
 
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