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Voices of a Shadow

October 2, 2009
By Nick-M SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
Nick-M SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:

I see you on the wall.
Why do you follow, never leaving me alone?
Your voice is shrill, your words are poison.
You think you know what’s true.
And every time I try to listen, nothing ever turns out right.

I see you on the ground.
Why do you whisper thoughts profound?
You make sense, but they say you’re wrong.
Each time you talk, my hands drip blood.
They tell me not to listen.
They tell me I’m not well…
But what do they know?

I see you in my mind.
But on Earth I cannot find.
The whispers put a match in hand,
Then flames twist and flicker.
My hand moves, through will not mine,
Suddenly ashes all around…
There’s white blanket now over me…
But now I can not move…
I scream, for was it you who did this?
A tiny prick in my neck…
And all the world turns black.

There’s too many voices.
Please leave me alone.
I’m begging you oh begging you to go.
I need silence, peace to sleep.
For sleep I haven’t, in days.
Your voices always wake me up,
And always in a daze.
I grab a knife to shut you up and you tell me that I’m wrong…
But what do you know?

The author's comments:
Voices always tell you things but are they always right?

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on Apr. 14 2012 at 11:41 am
KellyJeanH PLATINUM, North Canton, Ohio
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\"You think I\'m bipolar, sadistic, sarcastic, and psychotic. Unfortunately for you, everyone else thinks I\'m perfect.\"

I like it, it's very haunting, unique. Great job!

on Jan. 13 2012 at 2:44 pm
WrittenEmotions PLATINUM, Fairhope, Alabama
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The only people who don't get anywhere are the people who don't dream of a better place for themselves...

great! sad but great!

on Jul. 8 2010 at 11:39 am
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
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Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

that was very well written :) keep it up . please check out my work

Nick-M SILVER said...
on Nov. 26 2009 at 9:40 pm
Nick-M SILVER, Oak Park, Illinois
9 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:

Thank you Jacob, that means a lot = )

on Nov. 25 2009 at 9:48 am
StanHubertson, Oak Park, Illinois
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Good poem Nick. I think it's your best. Your skill at prose is incredible and highly digestable. I should stop posting my trash writing and start posting good quality stuff like yourself.