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October 18, 2012
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The clock ticked against silence,
Upon the cemetery of a room.
Deep sighs weave through the air,
Meager warmth in compressed despair.

Moths fall prey to a musty lampshade,
An opened window to Night’s gloom.
Thoughts dance like ripples on water,
And clouds on the hiding moon.

A lullaby plays from the gentle sound,
Made by scratching pen on paper.
One story told too many times,
Is voiced from words created.

Though this time revived from lies,
A phoenix forms the ugly truth.
The pen rolls from the wooden desk,
Having served its final use.

Old dusty dolls and teddy bears,
Watched helplessly through glassy eyes.
No star showed to twinkle hope,
Not one ray from the busy moon.

On the clock’s tick, a rope was hanging.
On the clock’s tock, a form was thrashing.
A tired, hoarse throat gasps for life,
Cut abruptly by the Reaper’s scythe.

Poems on the shelf with an unknown author.
Paintings on the wall left unsigned.
Just another heart trapped in horror,
An unfinished letter, the last goodbye.
"Nobody dies a virgin. Life fucks us all."

Wrote this at midnight. Couldn't sleep.

All of us need someone. One smile can mean the world to someone in grief. One word can break one's soul. No one deserves to be put in a situation of complete hopelessness, in the pit of emptiness. No one ever deserves to feel what it's like to have suicide as the only option in mind. And so, I dedicate this poem, to all of you, who have ever thought of taking your life. And also to those who have taken their lives.

You're not alone. Remember that.


All the effort is pointless if you don't believe in yourself.
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SoraIsMyHomeboy Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is horrifyingly beautiful. the images and choice of words is striking and the format adds to it as well. this is a very well-written poem.
DSteffi Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. :D
Mireilles-epitaph Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done. Strong images, very good choice of words. love it.
Beautiful poem!:D
I love this so much
You wrote this very well and you have an excellent word choice. I love the first line of the poem, its an excellent hook. You're very good with imagery! Nice job.
AlchemyIsMyMuse Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. So much.
thank you.
DSteffi Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :)


All the effort is pointless if you don't believe in yourself.
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