Flat Affect

Flat Affect

A Poem by Mercury Rising

I am a stone

I do not care

I haven’t got

A soul to bare.


Numb from within

Pain from without

Yet no response

No cry, no shout.


Anger without expression

And without fear

I walk into the fire

And cannot shed a tear.


Remorse with no reaction

Sadness without gain

Where is an emotion

To take away my pain?


Locked away inside

Forever is my heart

Always held a captive

No feeling to impart.


A prisoner of sorts

Of which I have no choice

I scream aloud and silence

Echoes in my voice.


Emotions from my mind

Move outward to my eye

Then down into my heart

Where they fade away and die.

© 2014 Mercury Rising

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A great flow to this piece that relates well, good read. well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

nice meter to this...a smooth flow and well done on the rhyme (even though i am not a big fan of rhyme)...but i do like the theme and feeling of this poem...


Posted 7 Years Ago

Mercury Rising

7 Years Ago

Thank you very much for your compliments. The poem is actually about how some antidepressants can re.. read more

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Added on April 8, 2014
Last Updated on June 2, 2014


Mercury Rising
Mercury Rising

Wild-n-Windy, IL

Hi! Welcome to my corner of the WritersCafe world! The name I write under is Sara (pronounced 'Zarra') Mercury, but my friends call me 'Susie'. I am 44 years of age and have been writing since I w.. more..