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A Poem by Hailey Shay

A poem from a deep place about my past; about shutting down. I give out hope to those who might be in a similar situation; there is always HOPE!!!


I shake inside with tremendous fear and sorrow,

While I attempt to express the depths of my heart.

My eyes begin to glaze with tears of grief,

And my soul begins to shutter violently.

The very core of my being stiffens,

Shutting down the existence of feelings within.

Feelings within rage with intensity as the words are precisely picked,

From branches that lie deep rooted in darkness.

But the words I speak flow freely from your ears,

Without a hint of effort.

As you continue to speak my ears become anemic,

And my heart falls limp.

My soul becomes silent,

Pain rushes in with regret of any speech at all.

A blanket suffocates all emotion,

Steeling all that was left within.

So emotionally blank,

Nor my eyes or my heart are capable of issuing signs of sorrow.

I would rather feel sorrow or piercing pain,

Anything at all.

Depression or death,

But no emotion exists.


© 2013 Hailey Shay

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I hate seeing someone as beautiful as you feel damn sad-bad at all with pain because you are not made to get pain but having much pleasure of life with joy and happiness so that you could make this bad world again pure and good with your scent as it was a few decades earlier.

Don't be sad! May you soon come out from your pain and again start jumping on your couch with ear-phones to let the earth know 'Hailey Shay' is back not blank!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Hailey Shay

6 Years Ago

Well thank you! This poem was written a long time back actually just a piece of work that I do ident.. read more

6 Years Ago

My pleasure!
Ah! Thank God! This write's written a long time back because I hate watching some.. read more
i love this poem. The emotion is so raw and overwhelming, which is ironic since you are writing about feeling nothing at all. I love how that creates a paradox!

Awesome job!

Posted 6 Years Ago

This is good stuff. An accurate portrait of so many lives. I love your description in this one. Very vivid. Can't wait for more

Posted 6 Years Ago

I like this! Very good. Very powerful words. I tell people all the time that your words are power and they should be used wisely.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Very powerful and a dark write! I think everyone can relate to this poem.........atleast it spoke to my heart. A beautiful poem! Keep writing and sharing!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Raw emotion and passion. I like this very much I sometimes have that feeling to when you've been through so much you can't feel anything anymore.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Hailey Shay

6 Years Ago

Thank you so very much!!!
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Nice poem about the numbness one feels when emotions get to be too much!

Posted 6 Years Ago

Hailey Shay

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to read it! I really appreciate it.

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Added on December 12, 2013
Last Updated on December 12, 2013


Hailey Shay
Hailey Shay

Pittsburgh, PA

I am a 21 year old social work major with a psych minor. I have a deep passion for people with an emotional connection that runs through my veins with beauty. Writing is my form of expression; its a l.. more..