The Guilt Within

The Guilt Within

A Poem by SeemsPoetic

A dark poem about living with our past

The Guilt Within 
Written By: Eric Fraley   AKA: SeemsPoetic

...G u i l t

It's the aftermath of a broken past

It  haunts us with those lifeless memories it never tends to lack

So much happiness in the present

But it never tends to last

Always so damn malevolent

It's like we are barefoot surrounded by all this shattered glass

We try to escape it but it takes its stabs

At our souls

Get it

Cuz under our feet we have the ragged edges and bladed cracks

Its serrations maxed and yet

living up to everyone's expectations is what we're tasked

It seems the pressure on our two feet is raised

Cuz the weight of the world is now on our goddamn backs

Please don't be amazed when I grow up

If I blow up those damn bridges again and again

Watch em’ burn

To oblivion

Right where I cast away my past

But here's the darkest question I was ever asked

Can you kill what has already passed?


Is it always there staring back at us

Through the mirror

Hidden away behind our smiling mask

Guess our hearts oblivion


Our past is back once more to live again

Our present's once again undone

Guilt trapped within

Even the most shameless of men

So much so...

For some…

It's what made them take their lives and cause their end


Sad to say

They don't come back to life again….


© 2016 SeemsPoetic

Author's Note

Ignore grammar problems.

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wow remarkable write, thanks for entering this into my greatest fear competition, good luck i really felt youro emotion

Posted 5 Days Ago

This is how life has been for me

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved this poem, it speaks truth and makes the reader acknowledge everything they have done in their life

Posted 2 Years Ago

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3 Reviews
Added on June 16, 2016
Last Updated on October 17, 2016
Tags: Dark, Pain, Rap, Shame, Mistakes, Haunting, Flames, Oblivion



Green Bay, WI

Self taught artist. I write free verse and spoken word poetry. 19 years old. more..