Symptomatic

Symptomatic

A Poem by Karina Longo

Hemorragic dreams running like beasts
I need another tranquiliser to try to forget
that I know too much and yet not enough
Doubt conquers the velvet silent 
While warriors - mind and body,
are science's gladiators waiting for
a veredict at life's arena. 

My lack of hope trancends the circus'
most amusing charade. 
Through green, drunken eyes of gin
The beauty of disease and the alarming
kingdom of misanthrophy lie inside me

Oh! These things I've never said -
where should I try to start?
The rain is really brave as for cry
In front of everybody.

I run from pain as I run from the deliriums
of my own interiors
Everything's so simple but never too easy
I couldn't write intensity without 
being ashamed of being so damn vague
And here I am, while I forever ponder 
what am I here. 

© 2011 Karina Longo


Author's Note

Karina Longo
After a long while just posting lyrics, here's a poem. Hope you'll like it.

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twists like a snake around and back upon itself, and yet strikes out with bold clarity at different points. That it carries that unique quality of you throughout makes it work. Sometimes complexity is a attribute though usually it is a detriment. In this case it works, and due to your captivating tone it leaves the reader to contemplate and speculate over the nuances and innuendos. Great job!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Wow, there is a great dept to this piece that I am not sure that I could entirely grasp if I were to read it every day for a month! Though from what I gathered, damn! Excuse my language, however, I've found this to be a very haunting piece and yet a very comforting, it's teases me with cruel and tragic truths of human nature then turns it back to the very real but illusionist-like quality of a day dream.. Bravo, very well done!

Posted 8 Years Ago


A real interesting poem, love the great line ....Everything`s so simple but never...
Lots of goodies in your poem.An astounding work from a young poet.Liked the
line... green,drunken eyes of gin - so is it ! Well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

With depressive tendencies? My favorites lines:

1. My lack of hope trancends the circus'
most amusing charade

2. I could never write intensity without
being ashamed of being so damn vague


Confessional with another layer of comlexity, satisfying both intellectual and emotional parts.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You have always been my favorite South American poet on WC, and this piece demonstrates why.

You have a surreal depth that I find both symbolic and therapeutic. That fact that you actually suffer candidly, elevates your work in a tangible way that I don't sense in many people's writing.

You make melancholy beautiful! Do you even know how much that means to fellow poets



Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was some intense writing. I read this and saw shadows running across the walls.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

twists like a snake around and back upon itself, and yet strikes out with bold clarity at different points. That it carries that unique quality of you throughout makes it work. Sometimes complexity is a attribute though usually it is a detriment. In this case it works, and due to your captivating tone it leaves the reader to contemplate and speculate over the nuances and innuendos. Great job!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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