Wish You Had ESP

January 16, 2010
By yakuria BRONZE, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
yakuria BRONZE, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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Like an orchestra on steroids

Deafening with vibrations that pulsate my psyche

Sending me into fits of hysteria

As the drums beat with beastly intensity

Making any other thought void and irrelevant when I see you

And I say:

Hey, what’s up?

Inner mind workings collide and combust as

Contradictions, lies and truth cease to coincide

And instead ravage through out my mind like a


Falling and exploding with insane vigor sending shards rapidly soaring in a manic frenzy

Heat rises to my face in an effort to usurp my feign attempt at neutrality

Thank God! For melanin

My mouth desperately clawing,

Nails hysterically trying to gain some purchase on a sheer cliff to explain my feelings

But I say:

What class do you have next?

Then you smile at me

Like being thrown shot put style into the Great Wall of China

My self screams and thrashes, my head reels in utter confusion

Distorted feelings bombard the walls of my mind

Pounding like the bass on full blast

Reverberating against reason

I pray I don’t swoon, about to bear my soul for testing

About to, but, I say:

That sounds cool.

Then you say goodbye

Like a ravenous beast, desperately trying to consume any semblance of courage

Engaged in unfathomable turmoil

Weighing the fate of simple worlds to the consequences of the unsympathetic reality

Wading through colossal streams, of uncertainty

Sloshing thru with sheer determination as the force of maelstrom whips against me

Raining like needles penetrating my thin veil of audacity, wind slowly corroding my bravery

Then a wave of insecurity crashes into me, sending me

Into a torrent of water, my thoughts incoherent as I plummet deeper under, until

The thoughts of making it out of the water seem vain and unrealistic, So, I turn and say:

Goodbye, see you later.

The author's comments:
I wrote this for my creative writing class. It's one of my favorites.

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This article has 1 comment.

Sasa said...
on Aug. 25 2010 at 8:40 am
I really like the way this poem is structured. The sound effects and word choice give the poem a vivid and lush feeling, the pauses and breaks add realism and a feel of the situation as if it is happening in real time. Nice poem!


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