Darkness Falls

May 28, 2010
By Skitty_Kiddy16 SILVER, Rapid City, South Dakota
Skitty_Kiddy16 SILVER, Rapid City, South Dakota
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Paralyzing thoughts and the buzzing hymn of an empty phone line
I can’t tell if it was just my imagination
Or the truth whirling in the air
Climax of an unwanted despair
Eyes adjusting to bright lights
Then collapsing at the trauma
I fall dead at the scene
Your voice is a cold seared knife
Cutting into my chest with a creeping desire to wound
I never deserved this yet I take it in stride
Like it’s not damaging my pride
But the truth lies stark naked
The deception that is no longer hiding behind biting words
Yes, I know the real you
Or I thought I did before the shortness of breath
Prophecy of the impending death
I crippled before you snapped
Yet I still thought about the final words spoken
“Not a heart in the world remains unbroken.”

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem with the intention of expressing the darkness that everyone perhaps feels inside, after someone they love breaks them emotionally. It's supposed to relate emotional pain to physical in the style of Edgar Allen Poe.

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