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The Void

The Void

A Poem by Ricky Campbell

Negative feelings left and right
Not entirely sure if I enjoy this
I always wonder what would happen if I threw myself into the void
Would I have a life time of suffering?
Or finally achieve eternal bliss?
Somedays it feels like I am floating in the void
Targeting others to make myself feel better
Even if it is unintentional, that's what happens
I feel good, but at other's expenses
Is that what they mean by eternal bliss?
When I am targeted, again I feel in the Void
Getting targeted makes me feel depressed
And I know I'm getting what I deserve
But if this is what happens, then I want out
My heart dropping, my thoughts black
Everything around me… black
The mood is all I feel, and it is that of gloom
Is this what the void feels like?
Should I be happy or sad?
Or should I steer clear of the void?
To be happy with no repercussions
Just to go on… Living my life
And live a life with happiness that we all deserve.

© 2015 Ricky Campbell

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simply amazing..often as humans we have a tendency to neglect the natority of letting go.. we must let go in order to heal..and if we find healing within ourselves the darkness will cripple...but we must forgive and we must let go of whats destroying us..

Posted 3 Years Ago

I know this cycle you speak about... I dare to say everyone does. This cycle is to be human. I love the honesty in your pieces. I can tell you truly speak from your heart and that's how good writing should be done.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Thank you for dropping by my page Ricky..I am glad you liked my poems. I am in awe by reading this.Such thoughts for one so young.We all hunt down the questions we face each day.But above all we search for the meaning of life and happiness.Some are lucky to get it some aren't.The rhetoric nature of your poem emphasizes the need to be answered.I like this piece.Gave me food for thought.Thanks for sharing :)


Posted 3 Years Ago

make your negative, positive Ricky but then you have because you used it to write this, be happy :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

blissfulness, i feel is a fictional state of the mind. a way to trick yourself into thinking your happy, when your realy not. life is a gift that is given to you, so enjoy it.

Posted 3 Years Ago

No one deserves to be targeted. Blissfulness is something that I don't really feel anyone can fully achieve, at least not for a long period of time. Yes, we have moments of blissfulness, but they are short lived as we live in an imperfect world. I love your last 2 lines. Yes, "Just go on..." Live your life with happiness to the best of your ability. Those last 2 lines say it all. Good job! Great writing.

Posted 3 Years Ago

I think you gotta just make the most of it. Deep thoughts.
Thank you for sharing this thought provoking piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Ricky, Unless one's life is perfect it is hard to reach the threshold of blissfulness. Sometimes we just have to be satisfied with almost, or a reasonable facsimile of it. The real ambition should be to never giving up, to always move forward toward the ideal. Like the old truism states, 'it's not reaching the destination that's essential, it's learning as much as possible from the journey.' Very well written, and with all the correct punctuation (not always found in a younger person's writing). take care...dan

Posted 3 Years Ago

There are a lot of questions in life... very few answered and a lot are left unanswered... the feeling is very well expressed ... great write:)

Posted 3 Years Ago

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A life long question, and something extremely relatable. I like the tone of this poem, keep on writing.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Added on March 11, 2015
Last Updated on March 11, 2015
Tags: void, blackness, bullying


Ricky Campbell
Ricky Campbell

Portage, MI

I am a 16 year old teen from a calm, quiet city. I have aspirations of publishing a book of poetry before I graduate high school, and would appreciate any feed back and tips! Also, if you would like m.. more..


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