A Lunatic’s Poem

Anchor - Found via Google Image Search
Anchor – Found via Google Image Search

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There is a dream
That comes back to me
Over and over again
Like the broken ties
Of a friendship
Long forgotten
The early memories
Are hazy at the edges
And I am no longer sure
Whether I dreamed up
My entire life
Or my dreams
Are figments of reality.

The faces are crystal clear
But I feel detached,
Like a third person
Observing from above
Helplessly watching
As the doors open and close
And I know the danger
But not once have I
Successfully stopped myself
From accepting or declining
The roads and their given doors.

So I walk, like a zombie,
Winding as the road winds
Aimlessly searching
For a hint of reality
Longing to feel more
Than the cold tin
Lodged in my heart
For I have seen
The selfish creature
Which resides
In the depths of my soul
And this creature
Consumes me in its flames
But though I burn
No one sees me burning
Until they too have been singed.

There is a deep darkness
Which seeped into my soul
And I learned to love it
As one would love a child
But now it weighs upon me
Like an anchor
Keeping me rooted
While I long to sail away
For now there is much more
To love in this life
And a choice is hanging
Heavy over my head
Either the anchor keeps me here
Or I let go and sail the seas.

I have pondered too much now
Sweet slumber falls heavy
Upon my eyelashes
But I long to stay wide awake
For the world never sleeps
And I long to feel alive
From within for a change
I long to feel some warmth
Inside of my cold soul
But alas, sleep is upon me
Like a tyrant with his demands
And the words flutter away
Even before they hit my pillow.

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5 thoughts on “A Lunatic’s Poem”

  1. Wow!! From the first word to the last,… ’twas wonderful… sad and mournful, but a wonderful read.. . I hope sweet slumber returns, and the words stop fluttering away, for your words flow so well.. xPenx

  2. Well, I’m not sure if you’ll read this but I suppose I can tell you anyways. A poem that you wrote on March 28, 2010 changed my life. I was feeling lost and alone so I typed in darkness on a search bar and clicked till the fourth page. There I found your poem, titled “Unfathomable Darkness” and I would be lying if I didn’t say it saved my life. I just want you to know that you have a gift and your every work brings a smile to my face. Please continue writing and, thank you, deadpoet, for helping me in an odd way.

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