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Don’t know why I’m crying
I just stand there,
And let these foreign tears paint my face
with the saltiness of hope and loss.

That’s what I should be feeling:
I know this, at least.
I have a dull awareness of these strange, fleeting feelings
but they flit across my conscience,

Impressionless.

Is that what I have become,
unable to feel?
Knowing it should hurt,
but unable to register the wound?
Incapable of knowing why these tears keep falling?





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Brittany=) said...
Oct. 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm
This is captured perfectly, This is very well written.
 
Music_girl replied...
Oct. 22, 2009 at 1:26 am
Thank you. When I checked, I found that Impressionless is only a word in some dictionaries, not universally recognized. So the title seemed perfect in that sense.
 
. said...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm
This is a wonderful write, good job!
 
IndigoInk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 11:47 pm
Wow. I know exactly how this feels. You've captured it perfectly. Impressionless. Genius, keep writing!
 
Music_girl replied...
Oct. 18, 2009 at 11:55 pm
Thank you! I like being able to write right when I feel something, so that I can really capture exactly how I feel, and why. When I wrote this I was actually crying.
 
IndigoInk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 9:29 pm
I know what you mean. It's great that you're able to express yourself like that, writing been so comforting to me. Poetry falls like tears when I'm upset. I have a hard time expressing pain outside the page. So I know what you mean. :) I hope you're feeling better now. May blessings crown you!! lol :)
 
Music_girl replied...
Oct. 21, 2009 at 8:39 am
Yes, I am. Thanks. I read some of your poems, and your writing is very moving and beautiful!
 
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