Voices of a Shadow

October 2, 2009
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I see you on the wall.
Why do you follow, never leaving me alone?
Your voice is shrill, your words are poison.
You think you know what’s true.
And every time I try to listen, nothing ever turns out right.

I see you on the ground.
Why do you whisper thoughts profound?
You make sense, but they say you’re wrong.
Each time you talk, my hands drip blood.
They tell me not to listen.
They tell me I’m not well…
But what do they know?

I see you in my mind.
But on Earth I cannot find.
The whispers put a match in hand,
Then flames twist and flicker.
My hand moves, through will not mine,
Suddenly ashes all around…
There’s white blanket now over me…
But now I can not move…
I scream, for was it you who did this?
A tiny prick in my neck…
And all the world turns black.

There’s too many voices.
Please leave me alone.
I’m begging you oh begging you to go.
I need silence, peace to sleep.
For sleep I haven’t, in days.
Your voices always wake me up,
And always in a daze.
I grab a knife to shut you up and you tell me that I’m wrong…
But what do you know?

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KellyJeanH said...
Apr. 14, 2012 at 11:41 am
I like it, it's very haunting, unique. Great job!
WrittenEmotions said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm
great! sad but great!
ShenelleCrystalx3 said...
Jul. 8, 2010 at 11:39 am
that was very well written :) keep it up . please check out my work
JacobMeeks said...
Nov. 25, 2009 at 9:48 am
Good poem Nick. I think it's your best. Your skill at prose is incredible and highly digestable. I should stop posting my trash writing and start posting good quality stuff like yourself.
Nick-M replied...
Nov. 26, 2009 at 9:40 pm
Thank you Jacob, that means a lot = )
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