Insanity

August 23, 2010
By thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
67 articles 0 photos 336 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry that it's over, smile because it has happened."


I stand
hands in fists
nails digging into skin
teeth gritted
Inhaling, but not having the strength
the will
the power
to exhale.
Can't let out emotions that way
I can't
breathe.
Can't move to cover my eyes
Shield my insides from the world.
Can't move to place my head
in my hands.
Let it fall there,
and never bring it back up.
I just stand there
my insides burning to ash
Burning from rage
From being terrified
From me.
I am insane.
Reaching a point people call
Insanity.
Don't notice anyhing around me
Can't determine if my eyes are open
I see what God wants me to see
I don't have the strength to wince.
To wince at this terrible world
This world God calls
My world.
Insanity is brought upon me like a blanket
Covering every part of my body
Until nothing
is sane.
And I just stand there
hands in fists
nails digging into skin
teeth gritted
not breathing
Slowly
Slowly going insane.



Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 5 comments.


on Dec. 3 2010 at 7:00 pm
MargaretJean PLATINUM, Robins, Iowa
25 articles 3 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I was outta luck the day the music died." -American Pie (the song)

i had a time were i did these things and my world stopped moving and began to skip time ahead all at once. so i know were this was but then i found my timepiece and he always helps me keep the universe sane i hope everyone will find their timepiece, too.

Susie Miller said...
on Oct. 9 2010 at 3:10 pm
Susie Miller, Pleasanton, California
0 articles 0 photos 33 comments
this is so well-written! i cannot even express my emotions for this -- thats how amazing this is!

on Oct. 7 2010 at 9:32 am
A_shy_dove GOLD, Hubli, Other
10 articles 1 photo 76 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never compare your life with others, as you have no idea what their journey is all about.

Nice work! I love the way you express your feelings. Such small lines and yet a large wave of feelings!!!!!!

on Oct. 3 2010 at 1:40 pm
thewriteidea DIAMOND, Pleasanton, California
67 articles 0 photos 336 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry that it's over, smile because it has happened."

thanks! i don't plan to(:

on Sep. 16 2010 at 6:19 pm
wind.and.rain.again BRONZE, Amherst, Massachusetts
4 articles 0 photos 50 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What is it you wish to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

this is really well written. the imagery is vivid and it leaves me with this picture of insanity which is a really important and great thing for a poem to do. never stop writing!


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!