Fallen From Despair

Fallen From Despair

A Poem by Amanda Patschke
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A depressed girl puts all her hope in a boy she loves to save her from the dark world she is trapped in.

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Verse 1

For such a long time

I have longed for

A way to free myself,

And yet I now find

I can see no more

The darkness I’ve known so well.

 

Verse 2

Looking through these eyes,

Everything’s glassy

As the sun starts to set.

Then I start to cry

Tears I’ll never need,

Raining down where they shall rest.

 

Verse 3

In a dream last night

My sole guide was there,

Leading me to the door.

It opens to light

Before we enter

Onto the pearl white floor.

 

Chorus

Have I fallen from despair

Into this new world

Where all is what it seems?

Life had been a lying mirror

Until I was turned

Back into the real me.

 

Bridge

Are you still there my friend?

I have returned to you.

Please help me to understand.

For you showed me the truth.

 

Ending

I left despair

Just to come here,

My friend.

 


© 2014 Amanda Patschke



Author's Note

Amanda Patschke
What is the deeper meaning of this song? Why is the world she sees portrayed as glassy?

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Featured Review

Very nice... Emotions distorting the view... Finding the way back. Clarity again perhaps? Enjoyed this thoroughly. Being a musician I'm curious to hear your take on the melody... it immediately inspired a few ideas. So, very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Everything has always been hidden away, adjusting to freeing yourself from what you once were is a transition that is slow and or glassy...freeing as in suicide? Life was despair.

Posted 7 Months Ago


I wrote this a long time ago as a teenager, inspired by the piano and dark ballads. For many children, their teenage years are when they first develop signs of depression and anxiety, which may last their whole life. As one of these, I turned to art as a medium to channel my emotions. Some of you are wondering why I chose the word glassy? At the time, I was prescribed a pill that seemed to make my vision that way.

Posted 1 Year Ago


I was drawn in by the opening verse and I appreciated it. Thanks for the read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Its glassy, because it can shatter so easily? Still a brilliantly written piece

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Love the message of an unclear world because of her depression. It really makes it obvious that it is, in fact, a serious mental illness. Awesome job on this!

~Ri

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very nice... Emotions distorting the view... Finding the way back. Clarity again perhaps? Enjoyed this thoroughly. Being a musician I'm curious to hear your take on the melody... it immediately inspired a few ideas. So, very nicely done. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is beautiful and glassy could mean different things for different people, some glass is clear, some is dirty, some shatters in many pieces, and some shatter into only a few big pieces. but this is beautifully written, keep up the good work

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is beautiful.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Glassy" could mean that it looks like looking through glass, everything is distorted; everything looks different, like there is a sheet of glass in front of you. The deeper meaning is that there is always a way out of things I believe. Have you sung this song or just made the lyrics?

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amanda Patschke

4 Years Ago

I have piano and melody for it. So I did sing it before.
Blue Belle

4 Years Ago

Do you have it posted somewhere like youtube?
Amanda Patschke

4 Years Ago

no
I think the speaker uses glassy as a symbol for tears. When a person usually cries their vision is similar to looking through glass.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Amanda Patschke
Amanda Patschke

Pearland, TX



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