A Poem by Perri

This is a simple regurgitation of jumbled thoughts =)



My name is Masochism,

And I pound on the windows of your dark,

Echoing thuds on tinted glass.


Can't you hear me?  I'm right here...


I knock your doors of unwholesome thoughts,

Reach my hands through your letterboxes,

Lurk under your eaves.


You lay, deaf, intent on ignorance.


As I cling to your windowsills,

Climb the gutters of your morbid,

Console your abhorrent, grisly, ghastly,

Sickly feelings.


Bridge the dismal distance,

Between intolerable dark,

and 'it'll be okay'.

All encompassing blindfold on your eyes

Guiding your path to obstacles.



The promise broken is worse than to have never promised at all.


And yes, I know the right promises to make to twist you around the little finger of your fate.


While I reside in those dark corners the light can't reach,

Watching over you,

Think of me, rescuing you from the world,


Protecting you from the let downs and abuse.


If you have no hope then there is truly nothing to lose.


When there is nothing to lose you can be free to loiter in the alleyways of life,

The roadhouses of fear

and the cosy familiar cottages of despair.



My name is Masochism, and I have made you a home.

© 2013 Perri

Author's Note

I'm very welcoming toward criticisms...I'm a firm believer that my work needs improvement so any advice would be lovely thanks =)

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Hmmm, very interesting! Your vocabulary selection I found very poetic and vivid. The imagery you use is quite tangible. I like to ask people what their interpretation of their own work is, as everyone can see different meanings in the same piece. So what do you perceive in this writing?

Posted 10 Years Ago


10 Years Ago

The meaning I originally was aiming for was that masochism can worm its way into a person and wear t.. read more

10 Years Ago

Very powerful!
Greatly penned poem. I don't know what to say but you nailed it greatly with the imagery of Masochism. I have nothing against masochists but sometimes i don't understand their unusual acceptance of pain.
(: 100/100

Posted 11 Years Ago


11 Years Ago

Thank you! I used to be quite masochistic but I'm more of a realist's certainly an improve.. read more
Rhianne Ney

11 Years Ago

You're welcome

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hello! =) I'm Perri, I'm 17 and residing in Scotland. I'm a reader at heart, not a writer- but I feel it would be unfair to take and not give so I try my best to add writing. I'm my own worst criti.. more..

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A Poem by Perri