On My Own

I’ve written two poems on my personal blog, you can find them here and here. I used to write a LOT of (terrible) poetry back in middle school/high school days. It was a way of venting and basically shouting to the world “I HAVE DEPRESSION” but I hid them in my notebooks, never to see the light of day. I read a little of my old high school poetry and it sparked me back into writing. I’m a little rusty, but here’s the third poem I created recently.

Cradled in the arms of
Ideals and false hopes
Sacrificing my outer shells
In hopes of feeling loved
Earth-shattering silence
A wave of disappointment
Or maybe disgust
Flickers across your face
You drop your gaze
Your arms quickly follow
A sudden chill envelopes me
Your figure, now a ghost
What’s left of me falls apart
I’ve sunk into the floor
Looks of pity all around
Is now my new perception
Fears are floating
All around me
Did you even care at all?
I rebuilt the walls around me
Stronger than before
An impenetrable fortress
To protect me from the world
Until I find I’m better off
Just being on my own…

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