Looking Around

Looking Around

A Poem by Thoctar
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A poem about rethinking everything You thought You knew.

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Looking Around
As You look around Your world
What do You really now?
What can You ever know?
It can all collapse in an instant
What do You do
When You see it all collapsing?
Falling apart all around You
Crumbling into dust
All You thought You knew
All You thought was immutable, unchanging
All You knew could never change
In an instant it all falls away
What do You do when your security vanishes?
Shake, cry, laugh? 
Looking around Your world
You thought it was over and done with
But really its just begin
And as the symphony of pain beings to replay
Inside Your head and in the actions
History Repeating inside your mind
The mind you can never trust
The mind which contorts everything
To extract the pain from you
To make You relive it over and over
Inside Your mind
Until it keeps attacking 
And You crumble under its assault
What do You do when the tears hit the floor?
And when following them, the grand collision 
As You fall to your knees from the pain
As You look around Your world
What do You really now?
What can You ever know?
Things that were said
Never unsaid, only forgotten
But if they cannot be forgotten
What do they still mean?
What do those words still mean?
The impossible becomes possible
Then inevitable, then reality
What do You know about what was said?
What it meant? What it still means?
As Your mind continues its assault
As You fall to the earth from the pain
What do You have left?
What will happen to You?
As You look around Your world
What do You really now?
What can You ever know?
It can all collapse in an instant
What do You do
When You see it all collapsing?
Falling apart all around You
Crumbling into dust
All You thought You knew
All You thought was immutable, unchanging
All You knew could never change
In an instant it all falls away
What do You do when your security vanishes?
Shake, cry, laugh? 
Looking around Your world

© 2011 Thoctar


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One spelling mistake fourth paragraph 'things' but other than that it was great.

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Added on February 7, 2011
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Thoctar
Thoctar

New Liskeard, Northern Ontario, Canada



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Interested in history, politics, ideology, really anything intelligent. Always willing to accept criticism, I can only get better. I write poems occasionally, I never saw them as good, but some friend.. more..

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