A Poem by Lavi

To pay the toll of existence.

There's a sorrow deep in my soul
Whispering to me the price of my toll
Like a cigarette on a rainy night
It's corroding smoke the only thing keeping me upright

I don't know why I'm always longing
Why I'm always after a sense of belonging
Perhaps it's the anger that lurks in the shadows
That wants nothing more than to knock over my barriers like dominoes

At the same time, I no longer feel trapped
Kind of like a bird who no longer has its wings snapped
Whose freedom had been gone so long
That it no longer knew how to fly and belong

There's a sorrow deep in my soul
Whispering to me the price of my toll
Like a girl who wanted to survive
But didn't know how to feel alive

© 2018 Lavi

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I love the depth placed within your poem.There's a sorrow deep in my soul
Whispering to me the price of my toll. It's funny how the simple things still cost even the wages of pain.

Posted 13 Hours Ago

Love the flow, rhyme scheme, and the wholeness of this write.
It all flows smoothly, love your first stanza the best.
awesome write...

Posted 4 Months Ago


3 Months Ago

Haha, thank you so much :) First stanza set up the flow nicely I think. I appreciate your thoughts.
I think this poem is genius, Lavi. My interpretation is you had to pay the tolls through a life's journey. Some expensive and other mundane and small. you made it, but you are confused as which way to continue. I hope I'm not to far off. Well done! Best wishes!

Posted 4 Months Ago


4 Months Ago

Very accurate, actually. Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate it.

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