A Poem by Deranged Kiwi



Submerged in a deep sea of nothingness

Steady, violent waves crashing over and under my thoughts

Looking for any sign of hope to cling on to

No longer searching the bottom of masked bottles

For answers that seem to escape a sober mind

A new poison rushing in and throughout my system

Slaughtering brain cells and scarring the liver

Vision begins to warp as bright, searing colors come into play


Time comes to a screeching halt

Marking the air with the familiar residue of burning rubber

Heartbeat and breathing races uncontrolled

Movement delayed towards destinations unclear

An uncomfortably cold tingle creeps across gaping pores

Settling in the deep recess of my hollow chest


Scared to death as I scream on the inside

Only to be granted an echo in reply

A sick mimic of my cries for help

Tomorrow has become my yesterday

And yesterday, my ancient history

With a future nowhere in sight


Facial expression gone dry

Calm and complacent

With trouble brewing just below the surface

Eyes shut to the fluorescent lights beaming overhead

An ever-constant pulse hidden away from these darkened lids

A monotonous rhythm of pumping syringes

Placing me in a perpetual state of deja vu

Bile builds in a niche in the depths of my throat

Blood seeps into every corner of my lungs

Chaos conquers all that rests in between

The stench of sterility envelops me


Gasping for air and losing vitality

I gurgle my last goodbye

As I slip in and out of consciousness

Unwillingly, I surrender myself to this untimely fate

© 2008 Deranged Kiwi

Author's Note

Deranged Kiwi
Not a personal experience.

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This was chilling. Obviously, if this didnt happen to you, you have an understanding that makes it seem as if it did.
Great work

Posted 13 Years Ago

It may not personal,but written as though it were....powerful......

Posted 13 Years Ago

wow that was brilliant! for not being something you've personally delt with it was very descriptive and well done. it was so sad. great write! definately going on my reading list!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on March 2, 2008
Last Updated on March 16, 2008


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