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Fading Away To Nothing

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Fading Away To Nothing

I feel like I am fading away to nothing,
blending into an ordinary crowd,
where no one even notices me anymore.
Like an April snowflake, freely falling, landing on warm cement.
And, fading away with a short existence.

Or, an August raindrop in a passing storm,
dripping onto dry, weathered porch steps,
soaking into the wood grain, absorbing the very life of me.
Eventually leaving nothing behind.

Or like autumn leaves,
that once shined like gold in an October sunset,
now slowly withering and drifting to the ground
only to be raked aside,
or blown away to who knows where.

I feel like I am fading away to nothing.
A reflection in a mirror, that I can no longer recognize.
I don't want to be forgotten, especially to myself.
Like a lost spirit that no one can see, or even knows exists.
I'm dying out like the last spark of a flickering candle.
And evaporating into thin air like melting wax.

Like a piece of colored paper left in the sun's rays,
losing it's original brilliance, day by day,
the longer it is left there,
like no one cares about it anymore.
Or more like a bright helium balloon that escaped 
from a crying child's hand
drifting away and out of my reach, gone with the wind
And, disappearing into the clouds forever.
Fading away to nothing.

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  1. Date: 5/27/2014 1:12:00 PM
    Kelly, thank you for referring me to this one - it is an excellent write. Love it!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 5/28/2014 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reading this poem, Pandita. I'm happy that you enjoyed it!
  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:13:00 PM
    awesome win Kelly....SKAT

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/29/2014 7:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, SKAT! Glad you liked this one. I appreciate you stopping by. :)
  1. Date: 1/5/2014 1:08:00 AM
    Very interesting and unique write, congrats on the win, Kelly

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/8/2014 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That means a lot coming from you, Dr. Ram! Thank you very much.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 11:41:00 PM
    Nice similes, Kelly. Very emotional read. Congrats!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/8/2014 2:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the kind congrats, Juliet! I appreciate you stopping by.
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 8:33:00 PM
    Hi Kelly, this was an automatic, win, weeee drew me right in..... I'm gonna miss your poetry sweet lady. Congratulations, thank you for supporting my contest and I. I will miss you, have yourself an awesome 2014.. Always~ LINDA

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/8/2014 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am glad that you were so drawn into this poem. That is something that is hard to do in a poem. Thank you, once again for the honor of a first placement!...You are very welcome, and I will miss your poetry and your fun contests, too. I hope you have a terrific 2014, Linda!
  1. Date: 1/3/2014 8:04:00 PM
    Congrats Kelly, this poem is full of spectacular lines, it is worthy of top win xxx

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/7/2014 11:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very, very much for the kind congrats, Rose. That means a lot coming from you!
  1. Date: 12/6/2013 7:11:00 PM
    wow,Kelly, this is one of your BEST here. I really relate to it. AS I get older, I feel how this can start to happen. I just don't feel the same bravado I used to. FAVED!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 12/6/2013 11:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Andrea! That means a lot coming from you! And I really do appreciate the fave!
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Kelly These words are full of pain and sorrow. No one should be alone in this world and forgotten. Nice job Thanks for the great comment on my Disappearing poem.

  1. Date: 10/25/2013 3:56:00 PM
    our words are very sad, but also very beautiful Kelly. I have always walked alone and gone unnoticed, But I am my own biggest fan, and to love oneself is all that counts. Wonderful poem you have written...Peter

  1. Date: 8/30/2013 1:01:00 AM
    simply astonishing! and its simplistic is music, sorrow wailing song, among thunders and storms.

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 3:37:00 PM
    You crafted this perfectly. Just love all the word simile molded into perfect imagery. A very fine work of art :)

  1. Date: 8/29/2013 1:24:00 PM
    Kelly, dearest, Your metaphoric filled verse is so enjoyable to read. You are, indeed, a talented poetess and, once discovered, will create an ardent following here on PSoup. This old poet has a special place in his heart reserved for creative works such as this one.... May you be eternally blessed in your talents. Love you dearly..... Jake

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 5:45:00 PM
    Wonderful metaphors. The one I relate to the most is the reflection in the mirror. I think this is why some elderly people begin to wear crazy clothing, pink and green polkadots etc, just so that someone notices.