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Wall

September 9, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me


Wall

Unsociable

Staring at me

I’m grieving

Go

Wall

Hit me

I am far away.

Wall

Speak

Let the people remember

Cigarette smoke snow and fainting bells

Foaming seas and newspaper alleys

Crusted suns and sickle moons

Let the people remember

How life is like outside you.

Wall

Blank page

Shake me, unscramble me

Decipher my muttering and scribbling

I am far away

Caught in a narrow ballpoint hall

Seeing myself face to face

Mirrors are full of cracks like lace

I said I would leave here tomorrow

Take my suitcase, plan a place

Just as if to tell the world

I’ll care this time.

I’m bound to go, got nothing left to show

Life may find me running into you

Feeling lost and far away.

Wall

Clutched around me like a shawl

Flying, crying

Trying

I will make my heart to pray

Walls are sighing

Lost in the careless talk and laughter

Sorrow’s here to stay.


The author's comments:

OK, so this one is about staring at the walls in a psych ward. Enjoy.


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on Sep. 15 2021 at 9:44 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

just put her in a straight jacket, thatll do the job.

LKQgirl GOLD said...
on Sep. 12 2021 at 10:24 pm
LKQgirl GOLD, Somonauk, Illinois
17 articles 17 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
MUH HAH HAH HAH!

You asked if Lydiaq ever went to a psych ward?
Um, she kind of lives in one...she escapes but I get her back in line.
(hahahaha)

Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Sep. 12 2021 at 10:21 pm
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
129 articles 33 photos 956 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, because you can’t love your way out of the lunatic asylum, but it makes it more fun to be a lunatic.
--Me

Awwwwww!!!

on Sep. 12 2021 at 9:26 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

by the way, in editing i added another stanza to three moons. i had to take it out because nobody would get it, but i wanted to show it to you. the me and you lines dont really mean anything, just the same nonsense as the rest of the poem. the third one means something tho.

The first moon is me.
The second is you.
The third moon is LydiaQ.

on Sep. 12 2021 at 4:42 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
196 articles 22 photos 1038 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

have you ever been to/been incaresrated in a ward? dont answer if you dont want