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I scream, but nobody hears
I cry, but nobody cares
I look, but I do not find
I try, but I do not die
I wake, but I never really sleep
I eat, but I never really taste
I long, but I never really know
I try to stay, but it is time to go
I slumber, but I do not wake
I crack, but I do not break
I gasp, but I do not breath
I swallow, but I do not sneeze
I am floating, through the pale air
I am moving, though I do not care
I am strangled with tears, yet I do not pout
I am dead, inside and out.
I wrote thjs out of boredom in religion class and my religion teacher saw it and became slightly worried about me. So I decided I'd post it online. Irony!!!! I wanted to create the idea of a person, trapped in a world of misery they do no know how to escape, an endless cycle of emptiness. I repeat two lines about sleeping and waking to contradict one another to show that in both worlds the dreamer is dreamless. Hope you like it!
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Rozaliaferndew Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
That bassically sums up my entire life which is extremely sad since im only three years older than a decade
EmeraldGuardian-04 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

:wow: I think my life is complete your poem just summarized my whole life. xD

I like this poem very much. :la: This reminds me of my goal in life: to be dreamless *Shot because goals can be dreams, but anyway* Have a brofist for your awesomeness. :iconpewdiebrofistplz:

Breatheforlife Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Writer
Awe thanks lol.
shawnthewolf12 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD nice!
GeorgieSummers Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, this is beautiful!
I love the way the lines contradict each other and the image you've created and the feelings you've illustrated. This is so wonderfully done xD
Silencedbook9 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Writer
Need a hug?
Ms-Lachrymosa Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I draw or write things of these type in the back of my notebook, and my friends just looked at me weirdly haha.

I love this :) great job in making it!
fluffyg444 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is it okay
to use this as my quote of the day?
Breatheforlife Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Writer
But of course. :jasinski: Thank you!
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoa pretty cool poem, and it really does sound like somebody trapped in a "world of misery"
LadyOfTheWrittenWord Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
U need to cheer up, man. Have a drink, buy urself something u like, go out dancing and get a good night of sleep.
AnnieBespoke Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I can see why they would be concerned.
ValerieCFrechmann Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I usually stray away from 'pessimistic' poems. but i actually read this one, and then was slightly more happy when you didn't write it out of depression. (i hope)
it's very well written, and I noticed the contradicting lines. It's clever. I love it.
Muerte23 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Writer
love the rhyming the wording the pace it's really beautifully put, and if I was the teacher I wouldn't really be worried but impress, yes it's a bit negative to those who don't really know how to absorb it but at the same time it contains this artistically beautiful aspect of the other side (by other side I mean, positive one side and negative the other) hope that makes sense,
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