A Poem by Kay/Hayden

MIght be triggering

An unknown step
A dark abyss
Never-ending hole
Is it emptiness or sadness
How do you feel alone within a crowd?
I sit on the leather couch
Rubbing my cut-up thighs
"It's just temporary," they say
Knife shaking in hand
Mind flashing back to my friend
Maybe this too shall pass.

© 2020 Kay/Hayden

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Sorry I haven't seen you at the cafe, but I understand you're living a young, tangled, busy life! I hope your new year is unfolding without too much weirdness. This is one of the best poems of yours I've read. This is the poster child for SHOW instead of tell. Here you give us little glimpses of a scene, but also you let the reader have some space to put these pieces together in whichever way the reader sees it. I'm seeing some troubled person who's cutting to relieve anxiety & trying to minimize everything by saying it will be okay in a while. Your poem conveys profound sadness while at the same time trying to minimize everything that points to this sadness (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 Month Ago

Thanks so much for the review! The truth is, ive had so much free time. Ive just been struggling wit.. read more
The mind is a powerful thing. Your poem screams with emotion. It makes me think of my granddaughter and her ghosts that haunt her emotions.

I tell her yesterday is set in stone and can't be changed, but what gives us power is how we see it handle the fallout from it, and filter it through our emotions.
There are so many who hurt in silence, proving they still live with pain.
They need someone to tell them it will get better and you are stronger than your pain.

You can do that with simple heartfelt words. Keep writing and sharing.

Posted 2 Months Ago

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Added on December 11, 2020
Last Updated on December 11, 2020



Canton, OH

Hi! I am a 13-year-old aspiring author who is a proud nonbinary! I go by Kay or Hayden (Your choice). I support all people and am always here for you! Love yourself kiddos! more..


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