MAGNETS

February 5, 2011
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It’s magnetic.
And my heart is being dragged in.
It hurts.
Deep inside my being
As I watch it pulls
It feels like steel
It feels like death
It feels like a weight
I feel crushed.
I can’t breathe.
Can’t think.
And can’t fight it.
I can only watch.

And yet.
I enjoy.
And with each pull
Each yank
Each thriving beat of my dying heart
I don’t want it to end

For even if it’s beating with this desire;
This emptiness stronger than ever,
It is still much more
Than any satisfaction.

Thump.
Thump.
Thump.
Thump.
It’s magnetic.

With each breath
Im pulled closer and closer
But I feel I can’t do it.
It hurts.
Physically hurts.
My heart is being pulled
Out of my chest

This hollow mask it wears
It pulls me right through
It doesn’t see my face
My body
My skin.
It looks through me.
Right to my core.
And closes it’s grasp
Around my ever fragile human heart.

My earthly body is weak.
This pull is too strong
And my mortal self doesn’t move
But everything I really am
The fibers of my soul
Can’t help
But be drawn in.

Minds don’t think the way souls do.
Souls aren’t worried about
the restrictions of the world.
They see only their desire.

When I see-
I split into two.
The part that is me understands.
Skin and bones don’t know.
Even eyes can’t see.
All you know is what you feel.
And all I feel is this.
A parallel soul is pulling mine in
Past the shells of our constricting humanity.

I want to go.
I want to leave.
I want to exhale
And feel that air leaving not just my lungs
But my soul
As I
For once
Succomb.
I relax and go numb
And be swept away.

Tell me what is real.
I see eyes
Eyes that are the only truth I know.
Beyond the triviality of our domesiticity
We’ve found our true humanity.
And not
The humanity of our world-
The humanity of life.

And each breath
I see
And as my eyes fill with this soul
I can understand all that is.





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CommitCrucible said...
Aug. 26, 2011 at 4:35 pm
I really could feel a beat with this poem. Great work =D
 
asiapooh110 said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm
this poem isz so qood and so true i really really love disz poem is makesz yhu feel riqht in side.
 
BrightBurningCampeador This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Jeeze, that's good. I really like the way you broke up some of the lines.

Maybe you could read and comment on some of my stuff?

 
LiveInTheMoment said...
Mar. 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm
Man, you came up with this in math class? wow, you've got some talent! Keep on writing! This poem was amazing, and overflowing with emotion8)
 
H0LLY said...
Mar. 13, 2011 at 7:26 pm
This is a really good poem! It is very deep and I can definitely relate to some of the feelings, especially the part about your earthly body being weak. Good job on this poem, it's magnificient!
 
tessafletcher said...
Mar. 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm
im pretty sure you just read my mind.. i feel like that all the time
 
bluegirl440 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 11, 2011 at 9:11 am
This is fantastic. I always write poems in math class.  Please keep writing.
 
babygirl123495 said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 2:24 pm
this was really good. its impresive that you came up with this in math class
 
BitterSweet1993 said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 8:24 am
Your work drew tears to my eyes. It's so deep and passionate. I could feel my own heart pulling and trying to go elsewhere to. Amazing.
 
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