Voices

Voices

A Poem by Kiera Scanlon

Nothing left to do,
But,
Plead, cry, and bleed,
Which is something,
That wasn't meant for me.

I hear voices, 

There's no turning back,
They take my life just like that,
The voices win,
And I struggle,
All because,

I hear voices,

After many empty years,
And a silenced mind
Running on auto,
Now, i'ts my time.
And,

I hear voices,
No more.

© 2014 Kiera Scanlon


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Voices are a pain in the butt. They bother, tease, and more often than not, mislead. What makes it worse is they chatter all the time giving no peace and quiet. Maybe you have discovered this too,but I found that wrting about them, exposing them to the whole world, exposing them to the light of day so all can see their stupidity, shuts them up at least for awhile. I liked your poem Kiera, simply yet poetically expressed. ~~redzone

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Sometimes voices in your head are a warning, other times they confuse, irritate, annoy and mislead. Life can be lonely too when the voices are gone. Sometimes they were the only voices you hear . well written. nice work. Clive

Posted 7 Years Ago


Voices are almost always negative - don't listen to them! Sometimes it feels like we are able to hear other people's true thoughts, but this is not the case. I know it's difficult to believe (I have the same problems), but it's something we have to keep working on.

I know how noisy the mind is. When I went under general anesthesia for a medical procedure once, I remember how quiet my mind got, and when they tried to wake me, I didn't want to come back to all the mental confusion and loudness of the world. I had no idea I had schizoaffective disorder (a milder form of paranoid schizophrenia), but I did know that something to that extent was going on. My mind is always noisy... the muffled sounds of what I perceive to be other people's thoughts, only they aren't audible most of the time (unless under extreme stress). It's mostly the feeling that others are staring at me and thinking ill of me. It's more of a feeling and a rushing wind noise in my head of whispers, and I always hear my name in there somewhere. I can't stand it. I don't know how anyone with full-blown symptoms live with this disorder. I can tell you from personal experience, however, that we are nothing short of tortured souls (and I wonder if it is just the evolution of the human mind into a more advanced state of being, because there are some of us who have very HIGH IQ's!)

Cheers--
....S.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Kiera, this is powerful and tragic. I was just thinking this morning that writers "hear" voices...but it's more an inspiring dialog or pieces of an as yet unpenned poem or stanza; Schizophrenics hear voices that is entirely a different matter altogether. My heart bleeds for this person as well. Great write. It is simple, yet utterly compelling. Very, very nice.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Voices can be good or bad..
Can motivated or break you down..
Or even scare you..

Anyway, I like this poem. Great job ^^

Posted 7 Years Ago


Again you have found a way to articulate feelings on an unpleasant subject that touches and devastates many of us, including some people I know personally. And yet, your words carry a mournful tone that allows many of us to relate to them. You also display a level of understanding that is capable of reaching out to those who have not been witness to such a harrowing reality. Powerful work as always, well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Lovely write, and I agree with a previous review, seems like an inevitable emotional spiral. Great writing! :D

Posted 7 Years Ago


After many empty years,
And a silenced mind
Running on auto,
Now, i'ts my time.
And,
I hear voices,
No more.

Ahh, so pain. Dark poetry is like your best pen. But that all Amezing too. Great dear.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Wow. That escalated quickly. I want to say how a little bit out of place the beat of each line is. The message overall is a little concerning. All I want to do is make that person feel better. And I guess I just could really relate to it. Are these voices because of a mental disorder? Or self-consciousness? Or yourself? So many interpretations. I guess this makes it more meaningful.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Nicely done, your words spiral down perfectly to the inevitable.

Posted 7 Years Ago


A well structured and poignant piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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