Silent Lucidity (Goodbye)

Silent Lucidity (Goodbye)

A Poem by Marlena

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Let’s live in our own little worlds

You can pretend you don’t see me

Trapped here in silent lucidity


I was far from perfect in your eyes

I think, as time went on, you began to despise

What you created, who I grew up to be

Was it him you were proud of, but never me?


You used to protect me from those nightmares I had

You used to come in at night so I wouldn’t be sad

You used to promise you’d always be there

But your new life is important, so you don’t care


Go ahead, I should probably say goodbye

Don’t think badly of me if I start to cry

I love you, you know, even if you don’t believe

No matter how cold I act, I don’t want you to leave.


© 2011 Marlena

Author's Note

My dad showed me this song a few months ago, he said it reminded him of me. It's called "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche, and it's really the only song by them that I like. I used to have nightmares almost every night as a kid, and a lot of the time it was my mom that came into the room, but when dad came to help me, if mom was working late, we'd stay up and a lot of the time, since I woke up screaming, he'd come into my room with a bat and this LOOK on his face that still makes me laugh. He's moving away now though, over six hundred miles, and i'm really getting tired of writing these kinds of poems- I guess I just didn't realize how much it was going to hurt. He told me he doesn't think I love him enough, and all these other things and... What more can I give?

God, i miss you.

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Awe, I am so sorry bout your dad moving away. Dont believe him!! You do love him enough! (men dont know how to properly express themselves at times and instead of owning up to their own choices do their best to shrug them off on the shoulders of others)
As to the poem....very sad, and made me want to cry.

I've missed ya---

Posted 8 Years Ago

This is sad and beautiful, and I love it and wish I had read it before. I really have to come on here more often. This just so full of emotion, and it's just absolutely amazing. You're such a strong person, to go through all of this and be able to write about and turn this upsetting, hurtful thing into lovely poetry. I love you.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Wow this was really good lots of emotion. I know we dont talk a lot anymore but I wanna change that I am always here for you you can call me at anytime because I love and I will always always be here for u. Love you

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on January 9, 2011
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