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Drowning Out The World

I find myself in the sounds-
I release my secrets in the lyrics
Inner peace is found-
The melodies calm my spirit

But when silence falls
The walls in my head break down
I'm consumed by stinging thoughts
And every regret cries out

Reality and time stop
The serenity within – goes silent
And then my mind floods
My past memories become violent
I get this sensation-
That I'm just too damaged

A truthful realization-
There's nothing left of me to salvage

Music is just a distraction-
To blind myself from the carnage

I remain lost in the destruction-
Where darkness has the advantage
The remnants of rhyme hinder-
The memories and I resist to coexist
As I let the essence of fear become louder-
I can't defy this quiet pestilence

I don't want to be a part of the silence
But it keeps pulling me back
It's erasing the meanings of every promise
The voids of importance leave me feeling trapped

Now I'm alone in this
I only have myself to blame
The nothingness flows through my veins
I couldn't drown out the world around me
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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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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xxEmi-AnGeL-chanxx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think we all feel like this every now and again, like the music is our heartbeat, our lungs and without it we're going to drown in our thoughts.

Love the poem, very well crafted and I like how the typography adds to the meaning.

Keep your head above water :)
WalkinginDreamlight Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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 :)
dj-dreemz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional 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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional 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
authorofthings Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
this is so true to some becomes an escape. but when you enter reality, it hit you rock-hard. nice job
ImmortalizedLies Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I'm so glad the concept and message was clear. :)
authorofthings Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
hahaha, np :) and yup, loud n clear
Adam-2-Angelz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Your poem reminds me of when I listen to Nickelback. :heart:
midna27 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Artist
That's awesome. Hey you should do one about slenderman.
ImmortalizedLies Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, I don't know much about that game. I just know that you're not supposed to look at him? Or something of that nature.....But I do want to play it sometime. :P
midna27 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Artist
i also want to play it. but at the moment im ok with watching pewdiepie play it.
synthetic-syn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
really lovely!
ImmortalizedLies Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :D
dj-dreemz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Hello, it would seem we share interests....I just became a Deviant a few days ago. I too, love music, love to write, but have only posted a few thus far. I also wish to accompany writing with imagery as you have done.... but do not know how? The literature section wouldn't let me upload a photo? So far I have been posting to both photography and literature? If you have any friendly advice this newb would be oh so grateful.

All that aside, and first and foremost..... a thoroughly enjoyable journey, music moves us beyond where words come is like a key.....unlocking what's inside of you and me...... I look forward to reading more of your work and will be posting more of mine, some of which is inspired by music ...... in the near future. Sorry about the mile long comment :D
ImmortalizedLies Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When you upload a literature piece, near the top right of the preview, there will be this tiny icon that looks like a pencil, click on that and it should provide you with an option to "change preview image" which then you will select the image you want to add to the deviation for the preview image.
You can do this any time, even for your already-uploaded literature pieces. You just have to look for the "edit" button when you view your desired deviation. Click on it and look for the pencil icon to change the preview image for that one. And just scroll down and click "update" that's at the bottom of the page.
dj-dreemz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Thank you so much! and here I thought no one could hear me pouting :)
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