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Would You Walk Away?

March 19, 2010
By SarenaD BRONZE, Calgary, Other
SarenaD BRONZE, Calgary, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? Alice: I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret: all the best people are.
-Alice in Wonderland (Movie)

They sob

and weep
and you turn away,
with little compassion.

Their broken hearts

souls ripped in two
and you close your eyes,
perhaps your words left them so empty.

Emotions are numb

voices silenced forever
thoughts diminished, unraveled,
yet you continue to speak pointlessly.

They seek the right crossroad

minds thirsting for knowledge,
what path to take?
As you walk hurriedly in the opposite direction.

Yes, YOU, you walk away

guilt sharing a place inside of you,
a cold, dark corner.

Deaf to the world

and blind to others,
The planets orbit around you

and You only.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece to show how we as human beings can become so self absorbed and don't realise how often others around us are hurt, sometimes by our actions. Please don't take this personally, this is just a piece to help show us that sometimes we all need to be a little more compassionate.

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on Apr. 8 2010 at 1:04 pm
SarClark BRONZE, NC, Connecticut
2 articles 0 photos 534 comments

Thanks for posting in my thread :) thIS IS AMAZING!!! I really like ur style, we kinda do the same thing... break it off but you do it neater. Great job!


Milo! said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 9:35 pm
This is really good. It’s easy to relate to, and interesting to read. Keep writing, because this is really good. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.