Treasure Island

Kevin Fisher

(8/28/90 / Canton, Ohio)

As The Pendulum Swung

As the pendulum swings and it gets so low
It penetrates the skin and the pain grows
I get a tear in my eye but not from the pain
I know now that I'll never hear your voice again
The pendulum gets lower and my intestines fling
All that's in my mind is the last time we were speaking
You can't save me from these chains or this dangling steel
Yet you did help me
Your words did heal
You cured my broken heart so you were all I could think about
As the pendulum swung.

Submitted: Saturday, June 06, 2009
Edited: Thursday, June 11, 2009

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  • *I'm not broken. * (6/16/2009 11:14:00 AM)

    This is an amazing poem, probably the best you have ever written. The emotions sweeping through me as I read it were so deep and it's like I could feel your depression myself. Amazing, kevin. Keep writing.

    kayla (Report) Reply

  • Vickie Rosa (6/12/2009 10:30:00 AM)

    Heartfelt, emotional write. Well done puttinng emotion to paper.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Oh and stay away from the pendulum : -)
    PS. Come visit my poetry page at

    http: // (Report) Reply

  • Lassy Lay (6/11/2009 4:44:00 PM)

    i really like it
    its writen can kind of picture it
    its really good

    could you read some of mine
    and tell me what you think (Report) Reply

  • Kristina B; Williams (6/11/2009 4:29:00 PM)

    i really love a poem that you can relate to, and while reading it, you feel yourself there, whether it be from now or some distant memory.gave you a 10. now fairs only fair, will you do me the honors of reading my newest edition..dont ask me.. but tell me what you really think.please rate it for what its worth.its not as serious as yours is.i played around with this one.just was tired of writing, my realities (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (6/11/2009 3:59:00 PM)

    Almost a Poe theme, would you say? I do so appreciate a poem with attention to spelling.
    Adeline (Report) Reply

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