I Exist

March 30, 2010
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I look without seeing,
I hear without listening.
I lick without tasting,
I sniff without smelling.

I touch without feeling,
I talk without words.
I sleep without dreaming,
I smile without happiness.

I inhale without breathing,
I play without participating.
I read without understanding,
I invite without intent.

I move without walking,
I’m still without sitting.
I’m calm without relaxation,
I exist without living.

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Susie M. said...
Oct. 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm
love the format in this piece. i know exactly what you mean in this; beautifully written
through_my_eyes said...
Oct. 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm

this is really good to. Its like your there, you want to fit in, you smile in all the right places; and truly believe that you can't possibly fit in.

Another very nice piece :) 

WritingLoverForever said...
May 19, 2010 at 7:08 pm
This is amazing! It really tugged on my heartstrings. It reminds me of a time in my life when I was really struggling too, and I'm sure a lot of people can relate to this as well. The raw emotion in all of your work is very admirable. Keep writing, 'cause you rock at it! :)
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm
thank you so much!
Vivallaa said...
May 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm
last line made me want a sequal..what were you thinking when you wrote this?
thewriteidea This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 19, 2010 at 5:33 pm
this is one of the few poems of mine that the reader can actually take literally. i wrote this during a hard period in my life when at the time, i believed every word written here.
foryou9 said...
May 2, 2010 at 11:53 am
this actually made me a little sad! the end was the most powerful part; it was very moving. great job!!
gelpen94 said...
Apr. 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm
WOW! the Poem Is Good!
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