Empty Space Inside My Brain

Empty Space Inside My Brain

A Poem by Lacie Gray
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This is a piece I did in my English class. Hope you enjoy, and let me know what you think.

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Empty space

Inside my brain.

Dearest friend;

Loyal companion:

You soothe me,

My aching soul

When you come to call.

Right my nerves,

Calm my stomach,

Relax my heart.

Banish the panic,

Chase back the fear,

Cast out the shadows,

Remove the disorder,

And replace it with

Your nothing.

Clear my brain

And bring me sleep,

My darling friend.


Empty space

Inside my brain;

Why do you go so often?

Why must you leave

And quit the frequency

Of my mind?

Is it because of

My worries,

The things that consume

My sleepless nights?

You take your peace

And take your leave

Forsaking me

To my dreaded thoughts.

Abandon me

To fill yourself,

You glutton.

Never satisfied

With my sleepless nights.

Churn the bloody

Red mists of

Dire indecision,

Of veritable torture.

Leave me to deal with it

All by myself

While you,

Oh, friend,

On holiday,

Enjoy your view

Of me drowning

In the chaos of my mind

Without you.


Empty space

Inside my brain;

What is it you want?

You leave so often

So what must I do

For you to remain with me?

Books or literature?

Fantasy or nonfiction?

Biography or poem?

The peace in flux

Drives me more mad

Than you will ever know.

You leave with no regard,

Hollow fiend,

For my well being.

Am I not your host,

Your home?

Really, where do you go?

Is it like watching a movie

When you see me struggle?

You fowl imposter;

Turncoat and renegade;

Deserter and hypocrite.

Were we not friends?

I thought us to be,

But you have no loyalty;

Honor you lack.

I give you much

And you return little.

The injury is incessant.


Empty space

Inside my brain;

Dear defector,

When you’ve gone away

I’ll miss you dearly,

Hating you all the while.

You slake my thirst

For vivid thoughts

With numbing comfort

And dreamless sleep.

Fill this void

With dark discomfort

Covered over

By dazed disregard.

You’re my special companion

And I hate you so

But lose you? Nay,

I can’t.

So don’t leave me.

Cloud my heart,

Still the night,

Calm my breath,

Appease my nightmares,

Steady my hands.

Stay and we’ll be just fine.



© 2017 Lacie Gray



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This was nice Lovely flow of thoughts..
Your way of showing so vulnerable..can't just was to reach out to same old friend we all feel like that towards someone..that seems we can't live without
But I loved the yearning here,like implowing for him to be back..to an old life..very nostalgic and honest
I really loved this
Lovely write

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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This was nice Lovely flow of thoughts..
Your way of showing so vulnerable..can't just was to reach out to same old friend we all feel like that towards someone..that seems we can't live without
But I loved the yearning here,like implowing for him to be back..to an old life..very nostalgic and honest
I really loved this
Lovely write

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Lacie Gray

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