A Poem by Angeliki Largatzis

These shadows..
They crawl and they creep,
Into my heart
As they eat what is left.

These howls..
They inch past obstacles,
Up my throat
As I struggle to get them out.

These traumas..
They pull and they tear,
Into my mind
As they replace my thoughts with filth.

These faults..
They wrench free of their chains
Into my entirety
As they devour me alive.

© 2020 Angeliki Largatzis

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May this be written for someone who is suffering from depression. Or someone struggling in life and felt hopeless. I can easily relate to the feelings that each word bleeds. The only way out is to forgive ourselves and or others. Take your time and move forward at your own pace.

Posted 2 Months Ago

They do devour us, so much that we at one point might become numb.We don't know what we feel anymore and our mind becomes like a bike with no brakes. That's why we have to keep our mind in this reality of ours unless someone wants to go all crazy ahah.

Posted 3 Months Ago

I really enjoyed reading this. You captured depression very well in this poem with use of imagery. We’re all depressed at one point or another. We all know of the howls that want to break free, the traumas that have changed us, and the faults that eat us whole. Kudos. Top score.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Angeliki Largatzis

3 Months Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.
I love the way your poem describes how it feels when there are a ton of squiggly demons eating one's flesh from the inside out. We all do this to ourselves (eating ourselves up with doubts or self-criticism, or just life eating us alive) & you've made it feel like a lighthearted spooky experience, even tho it's no joke about being devoured. Strong use of dynamic language to make this come alive & make the reader squirm (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Months Ago

Angeliki Largatzis

5 Months Ago

Thank you for your kind comment, glad you've enjoyed this!
These shadows they crawl and they creep ‘ I can relate ... you capture trauma very well in your use of descriptive imagery. Great write

Posted 6 Months Ago

Angeliki Largatzis

6 Months Ago

Thank you for your comment, I am glad to hear you enjoy this!
Katrina Mckeown

6 Months Ago

You’re welcome:)
"howls...they inch past obstacles" Fantastic line in a very relatable piece on the effects of trauma. Great work.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Angeliki Largatzis

6 Months Ago

Thank you, happy you enjoy this!

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Angeliki Largatzis
Angeliki Largatzis

South Africa

I have been writing poetry on and off for a few years now, and I love writing books. To me - writing is my greatest passion and I would love to meet many people who share the same interest. more..


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