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Emptiness Oversweeps The Human

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Emptiness Oversweeps The Human

Sometimes I feel clueless and undesirable.
Like I’m not good enough for anyone but the devil.
And even he doesn’t accept me.
I feel I don’t belong anywhere.
That my friends don’t care.
That my teachers underestimate me.
Yet my parents overestimate my knowledge and ability.
And everybody wonders about my sanity. 
Weather I’m right in the head
Wrong in the heart
And how do I tell them that they know the truth?
If they could just open their naïve eyes for just one minute.
Gaze into mine.
And ask how are you?
They would know automatically that when I say im fine, that im not fine.
That I’m dead inside
Ever so dead.
They can’t see that I’m lying to every single one of them
That they are bonded by lies
But they don’t want to hear the truth anyways.
It’s not like they want to hear my stories.
What I’ve been through
What I saw
What I’ve experienced.
They can’t handle the negative
But shouldn’t they know by my actions and thoughts?
Even though they can’t see me thinking,
They should see my thoughts surrounding my head.
Notice the swarm of madness circling my mind.
Hear it get faster..
And faster.
And faster.
Shouldn’t they be able to hear the pounding of footsteps that pain makes?
Why can’t they see the reflection that the mirror makes when I look in it?
Why can’t they stop looking at themselves and look at me?
Why do people pretend they know me?
Because the only thing they could know, they chose not to know.
Which holds the secret to why I hurt so bad.
And they don’t try to coax that hurt away.
Because they have secrets bundled up in their sock drawer.
Just like me. 
Just like you.
All “alone”
Yet everyone can relate to that cold feeling of emptiness.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2009 2:29:00 PM
    Tonette, my belated congrats in making the semi finals...Raul

  1. Date: 4/10/2009 7:10:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it into the semi finals. Wishing you the best of luck in the finals Tonette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 6:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week. May you have many more featured. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 4:25:00 PM
    Congratulations for your featured poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 3:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week,*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 3:47:00 PM
    I felt your emotions so strongly here, wanting to be heard, acknowledged and loved.. Longing to be visible in the eyes of others instead of feeling like no one can see you.It is not good to keep all the pain you are feeling bottled up. I think you should tell your loved ones how their actions make you feel but before you do that , you need to seek the will of the lord and let him guide you down the right path.He is the only one that can turn your life around*Stay strong, God Bless You*Tyesha

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 8:52:00 AM
    Tonette congratulations on being featured this week - love this poem - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 9:07:00 AM
    Congratulations Tonette, on your poem being featured on Poetry Soup this week. Vince

  1. Date: 12/10/2008 12:44:00 AM
    Its a really special surmisation of what some would call the human condition.I don't know if there is a cure for it!Anthony

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 4:13:00 AM
    Tonette - This is a very open and honest poem in regards to ones self - You know hon I have confessed my sins through my poetry and believe me my sins were rather vast - I remember once sitting in a SHU in Prison and I felt so betrayed and all alone seems the entire world had turned its back on me - I started to write and through my poetry I realized that I had in fact turned my back on myself - I turned my will and life over to the Lord and he led me home - God Bless, MJ