Oblivion

Oblivion

A Poem by Vidya Bacchus
"

Sometimes you just want to sink.

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                                                                          Oblivion                                                                              

         
My pain is my own,
Yet you stand there with your pity,
And "I know how you feel"
How could you? Why would you want to?
I wish to feel numb safe from this torment,
And you want to "understand this feeling"

I want to be appreciative and grateful,
For your kindness but I'm hurt,
And you don't understand,
And no, you have no inkling of my sorrow,
Leave me be,
Let me drown in nothingness.

And if you are my friend,
And you want to ease my pain,
You will meet me on the other side,
Where your kindness isn't like a thorn,
Digging deeper into my wound,
But a healing salve on my aching heart.


© 2014 Vidya Bacchus



Author's Note

Vidya Bacchus
Maybe you don't always know what someone is going through.Contrary to what you think.

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What a delight to return after a long hiatus (I was in a play) to read your world. I shall catch up reading your page in due time.
And, well, your ink speaks loud across the space - it tugs the heart right away. Always enjoyed reading you, dear Vidya ! Cheers my friend

Posted 2 Years Ago


Wow it's awesome I love it so unique!
Thanks for sharing buddy :)

Posted 2 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

I am very good.Have a great day :)
Chandler bing

2 Years Ago

You too b .
Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

.............:)
I love this poem I relate to it we all greaf but some of us just want to be left alone good write

Posted 2 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

Thank you very much :)
brilliant! luv it! :).......

Posted 2 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

Hello Ray so nice to see that you are better,Happy New Year and thank you :)
You make a very significant point in this poem Vidya. Our grief is ours alone and each loss and every sorrow is unique. So it hurts when people try to generalize it saying they 'understand'. Such kindness seems very painful and patronizing. No one could have put it better than you did in these great lines. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much sweet friend.It occured to me one day that even though people are trying to comfor.. read more
Excellent as usual....:).......

Posted 3 Years Ago


Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

Happy New Year dear friend...:).................
Vidya Bacchus

2 Years Ago

..................:)
Sami Khalil

2 Years Ago

:)..................
Amen to this. The ignorance of people can be extremely hurtful, even if their intentions were unconsciously positive. Love it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Thank you G your words as ever mean a lot :)
So very well said Vidya. Most just want to comfort but only add more pain to the injury. Just be there if we need you, offer a hand to help, not advice. I really enjoyed this today.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Hey Will.Thank you my friend :)
It is not possible to know exactly what someone else is feeling. A good friend will stand by to listen, to hug, to nod in agreement....and not offer any cliched advice. Sometimes kind euphemisms are not what we need to hear. Very well written, Vidya. Lydi**

Posted 3 Years Ago


Vidya Bacchus

3 Years Ago

Thank you very much sweet Lydi.You understand well :)
As the old adage goes "i know how you feel" but do they really of is it just a saying so they don't have to deal with ones pain.

Nicley written indeed:)

Troy

Posted 3 Years Ago



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Vidya Bacchus
Vidya Bacchus

point fortin, Trinidad and Tobago



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