The Headphones

The Headphones

A Poem by Emily Irene.
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Autobiographical.

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Cherry-flavored antacids
cool her stomach
but they don't kill the beast.

"Here's some Xanax," they said.
She sits on her bed,
waiting for the pain to calm
and when it doesn't,
she goes back to the doctors.

Soon she is full of opiates,
washing them down with vodka,
but still,
the demon persists.

Finally she drowns her sorrow
in anything she can get her sweaty little hands on:
anti-depressants,
benzos,
narcotics,
sleeping pills,
alcohol,
mary jane.

And when she has exhausted all her options,
she lies on her bed,
headphones on her ears,
and realizes
this is what she needed
all along.


© 2010 Emily Irene.



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this is really good. I can relate to this in so many ways. if i didnt have music id probably have gone insane by now lol

Posted 3 Years Ago


Emily Irene.

3 Years Ago

Thanks! I know, its a tried-and-true savior.
'This is what she needed all along' love this part!! Good job.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Emily Irene.

3 Years Ago

Thank you so much!
c: I found this reminds me of how I feel, some time of the month xD

Posted 3 Years Ago


Emily Irene.

3 Years Ago

Haha thank you.
IfThisIsLove_IDontWantToBeLoved

3 Years Ago

No problem ^.^
This is great, I can really relate. Thanks!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Emily Irene.

4 Years Ago

I'm glad you could relate! Thank YOU.
i love this, because a lot of people don't realize how impacting music can be on some people, it just brings out the best in a lot of things and helps a lot of people. thank you for this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Irene.

4 Years Ago

you're welcome. :] glad to find another person who puts their faith in music.
zaneybear

4 Years Ago

a lot of people do, they just don't admit it haha
Emily Irene.

4 Years Ago

Yeah haha or they can't vocalize those feelings.
I agree my mind also quiets when there's music in the background loved the flow in this poem and the comparisons really made me keep on reading thing of beauty well done!
XD

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Emily Irene.

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much! Its all autobiographical.
Inspirational! I love how music can do that for someone. I love music myself. It's amazing. I love the poem. It made me feel sad, but at the end, you brought it on strong to enlighten the reader.

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Emily Irene.

4 Years Ago

Thank you. Music means everything to me. It used to be stronger - the time this is being written abo.. read more

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Added on November 24, 2009
Last Updated on January 13, 2010
Tags: chronic pain, pain, depression, bipolar

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Emily Irene.
Emily Irene.

Saint Louis, MO



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Name's Emily and I'm 24. I am a girl made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. I have had chronic pain for more than fifteen years. This means I have taken more narcotics .. more..

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