Survivor's Guilt

Survivor's Guilt

A Poem by Desmund Tiny

Survive and carry the guilt......


Despair came in a blast

Everything happened so fast

I couldn’t protect them

Nor help them


I want to reach their hands

But I couldn’t move from where I stand

Promise to be together to go home

But I came here all alone


The symphony of their screams

Always haunt me in my dreams

“Help me!!!” All that I hear

I’m terrified and it’s hard for me to bear


They taught me how to smile

 But I was a coward to let them die

Swear to be together until the end

But I left them, my friends

© 2012 Desmund Tiny

Author's Note

Desmund Tiny
no one is born evil... they're just twisted and damaged.....

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Alike my writing: Damaged in my fifth session. This too gives insight on folks who have put survival before empathy. Very interesting :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

This is wonderful .. keep it up ..
Love it as always :0

Posted 9 Years Ago

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aww. that's a very tragic scene...
sometimes, you can't just help but feel guilty about something that you barely did. the feeling of helplessness, grief and cowardice.
this poem is just...powerful! :) and i really agree with the author's note!
you did a very great job on this. :D thanks for sharing!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

Peeps deal with boredom different ways... and with different extremes...

Posted 9 Years Ago

Fine poem about the contradictions between wanting to help others and the desire to survive.The jaunty iambic gives the poem almost an ironical touch, a poem with a subtle message, good work.

Posted 9 Years Ago

We sometimes have to surrender our feelings and thoughts to a higher power.. we can't live with regret or despair while questioning our actions.. Well done..xo

Posted 9 Years Ago

The last stanza is indeed powerful, and this is a great poem.
But I believe I personally wouldn't feel the survivor's guilt...I mean, I would feel extremely awful, but it's not anyone's fault if there's nothing you could have done about it.
Oh, and I completely agree with your Note!
Awesome! :D

Posted 9 Years Ago

Aw...Love this a lot...The last stanza was powerful...
I also like the author's note...I can't help but agree!. :p
Very well said...

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Posted 9 Years Ago

XD correct

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 9, 2012
Last Updated on April 9, 2012


Desmund Tiny
Desmund Tiny

I just want the name "Desmund Tiny" because it is one of my favorite character in the Novel "Darren Shan" but you can call me Des. ^^, errr.. Hello to my old writings!~ wew it's been years I gues.. more..


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