dying to be alive

dying to be alive

A Poem by romie

dying to be alive 
The faceless man dying to be alive 
as he doesn't want to die with nothing to his name 
making this unattainable drive 
something he no chance of taming 
and for as much as he does 
being from fame to innovation 
hes still as hopeless as they come 
it has yet to help this situation 
and for as much as he has accomplished 
he sees that still he is dying still so far from finding the means to feel alive 
as for as much he has come to be known for and astonished 
for his drive once so wild has been calmed and derived of all will to survive 
and as the faceless man finds at the end, he sees afar another faceless man dying to be alive 

© 2022 romie

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Love how that opening/ending line and title have several meanings that interconnect and interplay even throughout the poem. Perhaps it isn't so much the accomplishment in terms of accolades but the witness and recognition that his was a life worthwhile lived that brings that facelessness into anonymity.

Posted 6 Months Ago

It seems he wasn't alone after all...even in loneliness and pain, there will always be someone who is facing the same dilemma. I know, not the best way to look at it but, it is something. I like the emptiness/vacuous feeling of this poem.

Posted 6 Months Ago

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Added on November 18, 2022
Last Updated on November 18, 2022



Rio rancho , NM

Just cause why not more..

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