Unimaginable

Unimaginable

A Poem by k
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a poem i wrote my freshman year trying to understand and explain my own experience with mental illness as well as that of other people that i couldn't imagine

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The split second before waking up from a falling dream 
Wind stricken, lungs vacant 
Unable to scream
Certain you won’t make it 
Like the distance between the car and your door
In a cold sleet storm 
Or the sting of a shower stream 
Before it gets warm
I stay falling 
The sleet hits my back 
Day out and in 
‘Till it turns to 
Scabs, then
Scales, then
Chunks 
Of red skin

© 2019 k


Author's Note

k
warning, some blood/scarring imagery if that sort of thing disturbs/triggers you.

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I recognise anxiety in these lines. My grandson suffers from it and explains in depth his feelings to me, particularly after he has had a panic. It can be the smallest thing which acts like a trigger and then grows into a monster. Your ending spoke to me with the sadness that I have witnessed. A brave write.

Chris



Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

k

3 Years Ago




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I recognise anxiety in these lines. My grandson suffers from it and explains in depth his feelings to me, particularly after he has had a panic. It can be the smallest thing which acts like a trigger and then grows into a monster. Your ending spoke to me with the sadness that I have witnessed. A brave write.

Chris



Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

k

3 Years Ago

I enjoyed reading your poem. The rhyme and imagery is on point. I hope you will explain more about the poem but im picking a theme of fear/anxiety

Posted 3 Years Ago


k

3 Years Ago

thank you! yes, defiantly lots about fear and anxiety. this poem is kind of difficult for me to expl.. read more
Poetrylover

3 Years Ago

I get it. Wow

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Added on July 5, 2019
Last Updated on July 5, 2019
Tags: sad, teen, mental illness, ocd, anxiety, depression, resilliance, strength, empathy, storm, breeze, dream, nightmare, death, falling, scabs, scars, blood, skin

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