Time to Heal

January 24, 2011
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You try to block out the sounds
Their laughter brings only more pain
You slip off to your dark room, alone
With just the cold and the rain

You shut the door behind you
Don’t bother to turn on a light
You press your face to the window
Gaze out at the water-filled night

The tears you could hide no longer
Drop like frozen stones from your eyes
You dash them away in anger
Not wanting their comforting lies

They tell you you’re hurt, alone and afraid
They tell you your sorrow is real
They tell you that you have a reason to cry
They give you a fake way to heal

Each new tear leaves fresh scars
That tremble wet on your face
Every droplet of despair
Betrays your thoughts as you pace

You hate the lies, the emotions
Hate the things that make you cry
You know there’s no reason save your sin
For the tears that question why

Envy, hurt, and loneliness
A feeling of selfish desire
Spill out with teardrops of ice
And scald you with loathly fire

They tell you you’re hurt, alone and afraid
They tell you your sorrow is real
They tell you that you have a reason to cry
They give you a fake way to heal

Yelling inside, you reject them
Angry for feeling what you hate
Why can’t you be like the others?
Why can’t you sit silent and wait?

The envy you feel tries to crush you
And yet you don’t want the desire
You don’t want that jealous heart
You want to reject the harsh fire

You turn from the rain-drenched window
Brush the last hateful tears from your eyes
You push the emotions back down
Turn your back on the tears and the lies

You know you’re not hurt, alone, or afraid
You know that your sorrow’s not real
You know that you have no reason to cry
You know there’s no fake way to heal

Back down in the lights and the laughter
Your hair hides the scars on your face
Scars of old tears that still threaten
Tears that your eyes yet encase

For although you’re not hurt, alone, or afraid
Although your sorrow’s not real
Although you know you’ve no reason to cry
Your heart still needs time to heal

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Eirias said...
Jun. 11, 2012 at 7:21 pm

I really wish that you had puntuation . . . It really adds so much to a poem. Many of these lines should be end-stopped, but aren't.

I don't really want to go piece by piece to work with you on this (sorry, but even 5 stanzas is extremely exhausting) so I will just give overall advice.

#1--please puntuacte! There is almost nothing as grating to me as seening a piece with no puntuation--or worse, commas but no periods (I did write a piece once with only 1 period, but I ended ever... (more »)

RayBaytheDinosaur said...
Jan. 13, 2012 at 12:30 am
This is so incredible =) I love reading other people's work on here its just so amazing what raw talent there is across America in us teenagers =) this is beautiful i hope my writing will be this good one day
TheWordSmith said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm
WOW. I love this! I can't believe you don't usually write poetry - this sounds as though it comes from someone who is an experienced poet. I'm adding this to my favorites, for sure!
musicispassion said...
Aug. 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm
i agree with Love.Hate.Passion. a poem doesn't have to be successful to be considered a poem
Love.Hate.Passion. said...
Aug. 4, 2011 at 11:41 am

You don't usually write poetry?

Pshh. Your like amazing!

Your rhyming was very well done. Awesome job :)

Robyn97 said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm
This was absolutely amazing. There are days when those scars show up. :P Amazingly done. Cannot wait to read more. (The ':P' was for my days, not the poem, btw.)
Medina D. said...
Jul. 8, 2011 at 6:43 pm
this poem is dark---and edgy. I felt a dark cloud rise over my head when i was reading it. I got encased in her/his gloom. This poem sparks with sad honesty, and it left my mouth dry. I'm being honest, thats a big impact for a poem to have on a person
CarrieAnn13 said...
Jun. 22, 2011 at 8:56 am
This is amazing, it should have been in the magazine.  Again, your imagery is great and your rhyming was flawless.  I can't find anything to criticize.  Good job and keep writing!
bookworm29 said...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm
I luv this. But it isnt exactly a free verse poem, its a sonnet. 
AvengedJasonfoldForever replied...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 7:45 pm

nice try but it's not a sonnet. A sonnet is much shorter than this and structured differently.


NavishJaved said...
May 20, 2011 at 6:27 pm

This is one of the best poems I have ever read? How come it isn't in the magazine? LOL! [5 stars!!]

Oh, gosh! This is super good. :) I am so jealous; I wish I could like this. This is professional work, LOL!


I agree with the others. You did an excellent job with protraying the scene through your use of words. Every word seemed perfect. I loved the rhyme. :)


Honestly, I didn't see anything wrong with it. :)

Tatiel replied...
May 20, 2011 at 6:29 pm
=) Thank you! 
EmilyGram said...
Mar. 19, 2011 at 12:44 am

Wow!  Great image, and great rhythm!  I can really relate to this poem, and I think a lot of people can.  You also do a really good job of making abstract ideas concrete images.  Five stars!

PS.  Could you give me feedback on my sci-fi novel White Ribbon?  I would love to read what you think of it.

WhoIAm1456 said...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm
You are an amazing poet, and I feel what you were trying to convey through your words.  I am very impressed with this piece, and would like to read more if you have posted any others.
Tatiel replied...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm
Thanks! Haha, I have not posted any more poems...I don't write poetry that often, much as I'd like to. I have posted some of the other shorter things I've written, though. =)
soaring_creativity said...
Mar. 4, 2011 at 3:02 pm
Oh mo goshh! I really love this poem so much! It's so good. I feel that it describes the way I feel most of the time. Keep up the great work!! :D
Tatiel replied...
Mar. 9, 2011 at 12:57 pm
thank you =)
DaughterofEvil said...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 7:34 pm
That was.....beautiful. I agree with lilmartz though. But besides that....FANTASTIC JOB! 5/5
Tatiel replied...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Thanks for your feedback =)
chelliex65 said...
Feb. 20, 2011 at 10:39 am
Wow. This is really good writing. You did a great job. Keep it up!
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