Unspoken

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Surrounded by people yet I feel so lonely

Like a cold blanket over me

I feel no warmth

My eyes are dampened

By the salty tears that keep trying to break free

I’m calling out and no one is answering

Not even the answering machine

Where are my friends when I need them?

Oh wait! There they are…

So why am I so alone?

I long for the peace that only you can give

The storms in my heart keep raging like a mighty tempest

I’m lost, cold and alone

No one understands me

Not even the closest to me…

I feel so empty

Like a barrel with no rum

Or a room with no one

My mind is going overboard

Trying to figure the figures that keep troubling me

Trying to fix the puzzle called life

Its so scrabbled, I need solitaire

Does any of this make sense?

Maybe not…

There’s always one thing after the other

School, work, money, marriage

Too much load, I need a carriage

Chasing after the wind

It’s like I’m chasing pavements

Help! I cry and no one is listening

Or have they got headphones on?

No, my cries are mere whispers

Too scared to turn to you

I feel you still hate me

What I did you can’t forgive

Oh, that’s the devil whispering

Depression cloaks me

Sadness encompasses me

The dark has come

I can’t even see the light

Not even a flash,

My life is a total wreckage

And they say this girl is damaged

People judging me from different degrees

When they don’t even own a law degree

I see them throwing the stones

When it was you who died and rose up before they rolled away the stone

My head is down, my knees are bent

I’m crying for help from the bottom of my heart

Cos I know I’m no Ben 10

It’s dark but I need the light

I’m listening to these sad songs

By other damaged people who feel my pain

It’s like the world is full of chains

People held captive by the need to love again

Eaten up by desires to succeed

Losing their joy in the pursuit of smoke

Yes Solomon said all is vanity

But I just felt it was because he was clothed in royalty

He didn’t feel the scourge of poverty

I can’t see you

But I know you’re there

Kinda like the air I breathe

Call it oxygen or carbon dioxide

Don’t leave me breathless

I’m no Shayne Ward

But I’ve got to hear your word

‘Say something, I’m giving up on you’

That’s the song I’m singing.

© Mfon Etuk, 2014.

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8 thoughts on “Unspoken

    fictionistasan said:
    December 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    That song you mentioned… “Say something I’m giving up on you” I listen to it everyday. I can relate to this feeling of loss, deprivation and utter confusion. The poem was so touching.. Thanku for sharing.

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      Dainty M responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Yeah, I know right. I like the song a lot too.

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        fictionistasan said:
        December 20, 2014 at 8:22 PM

        Yeah, have you heard “like a fool” that keira knightly sings in the movie “Begin Again”?… That is also incredibly relatable.

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    Dainty M responded:
    December 20, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    Haven’t seen the movie yet but i just downloaded the song and it’s pretty cool! I should get the movie soon.

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    eddy said:
    December 20, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Nice one dea, it’s always reassuring to know God cares and is there.

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      Dainty M responded:
      December 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM

      Yes dear! He’s there even when we don’t feel He is 🙂

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    Stefphilz said:
    December 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM

    Wow…. this is great….

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