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Drowning Out The World

I find myself in the sounds
I release my pain in the lyrics
Enveloping peace is found
The vibes calm my spirit

But when silence falls
Reality and time stop
And then my mind floods
With ever-consuming thoughts
The walls in my head break down
The serenity within goes silent
And every regret cries out
My memories become violent

I get this sensation
That my soul is too damaged

A dreadful realization
There's nothing left of me to salvage

Music is just a distraction
To blind myself from the carnage

I remain behind the destruction
Where darkness has the advantage

Remnants of rhyme hinder
Calling out to me once more
Never again will we be together
It'll be much lonelier than before
I only have myself to blame
Self-hate flows through my veins
I couldn't accept what I became
So I tried to drown out the world around me

But now I'm alone in this
The memories and I resist to coexist
As I try and defy this quiet pestilence
I don't want to be a part of the silence
The music...of the soul...
I can't hear it...anymore...
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This poem is written for my project, titled- "The Prodigy's Suicide"
In volume five: Memories Of Nothing
The Coward (I Am) The Hero (Is Damned)
The Coward (I Am) The Hero (Is Damned)

Every choice that I've made always failed / always failed
Every day I looked death in the eyes, and I smiled / I smiled
I guess I just gave up somewhere in the beginning / in the beginning
Piece by piece, I let myself go, I'm slowly breaking / I'm slowly breaking

Taunting my own useless mortality / preaching to the ashen-winged angel
This lifespan of mine is such treachery / the golden doors are too judgmental

My worst enemy is also my own reflection / a war to be unleashed
My only friends are the tears that keep dripping / though they still leave me

Far too long have I been on my life's edge

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The Weak:The Weak:

Like lambs to the slaughter,
Marching one by one.
Inquire the position.
Requite when done.

Bruise the ego
Far beyond repair.
Punish for choice
Encase and encage:
Despair and enslave.

Draw the smite
Where the week lie dying.
Turn the head so sodden…
Don’t let it see you crying.
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i have to say that this might be the most amazing piece of work i have ever seen on this website. i know exactly how you feel about this, and i do this all the time. right now i would just kill to crank the volume up and drown in the music. i love to write poetry, but i can never quite get my feelings across... most people dont understand, and when i read your poems, i feel like i can understand. i can feel your feelings come through the poem, and that is a quality that few acquire. great job.
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WalkinginDreamlight Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A truthful and honest poem.

I think we have all had feelings like this sometime, where the self-analysis can draw us in too deep, and we find that sometimes it's easier to just let go and float away with the music.

Not liking the return to silence of ones thoughts can be quite intimidating and all-consuming.

By loving music for its pure essence, this is a vibrational lift for the soul and raises us out of the competitiveness of emotions and thoughts within our mind.

Thank you for sharing.
ImmortalizedLies Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for this insightful comment. I am glad you were able to connect to this on a certain level. A major part of my work is heavily influenced by music, and it's such a wonderful feeling to finally write about the subject for once.

Thank you again. :)
WalkinginDreamlight Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)

I've written a few poems relating to a music theme myself, if you'd like to take a look.

I quite like them :)
ImmortalizedLies Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll be sure to check out your gallery the next time I have time to enjoy a good read, which should be very soon. :)
WalkinginDreamlight Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly for the Watch, Llama badge and FAV's.

I enjoy writing to give to the world beautiful things to imagine :)
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Strong & true, thank you. I surely enjoyed this experience (read) & shared your world along the way. Why do some writings grasp and hold? It comes down to an equation of like souls..... that elusive indescribable response, the one we believe may be exclusive to ourselves, but is, in varying degrees shared by a certain others ..... Drowning out the world....may I sink into the depths of musical swirl..... if I cry out.....ignore my plea.....turn away......please do not rescue me ♫♪ •*¨*•.¸¸
ImmortalizedLies Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I realize that music has the power to do a lot of things. Everyone has a different need for music, so in a way, it effects people differently. I guess this was my perspective on music. I love music so much.
I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)
Aaron-Jay Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
first off... thank you soooo much for linking my poem :love: I really am honored you have put so much energy into helping me. :D

Second, This poem is a wonderful combination of heartbreak and denial. The person being written about is trying so hard to not think about his/her woes that he/she loses themselves in the music. It takes away all their feelings and their pain. It makes them numb. At least this is what I got out of the poem. I really enjoyed it. And thank you my friend for being such a wonderful person.

Next time you're on Xbox, message me. :D
ImmortalizedLies Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're most welcome, Aaron!
I only put energy into works that deserve them. :)

I'm glad the concept and message was clear in this one. It's the second revision of this poem. I'm happy with how it turned out. The first one was a bit too complex for my current taste for literature.

I apologize for the late response, usually it doesn't take me this long to clear out all of my messages. I kept saying 'I'll get around to it! :P'

Thank you!
Aaron-Jay Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pffft! there is no such thing as a poem being too complex! There's just the matter of interpretation. If the writer invokes any type of emotion from the reader, whether it be what they intend or not, the writer succeeds. He/she reaches their audience.

at least this is how I feel... but I'm kind of a poem slut... O.o
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