Post more comments

Benjamin Michael Clark

(06/22/90 / Mattydale, NY)

Seconds Are The Tacks

so small-

Yet they tear at my skin-

& dig at me within-

I can’t exit the

State I’m in or


To tell you
What it’s like to lose

Instead of win so again

I’ll dance back to the beginin’

Seconds are the tacks
so small-

Yet they tear at my skin-

Ahh- I don’t know how

To get myself down from

This bulletin board full

Of lists of things to do

& I can barely find the

Motivation to bend down

& Tie my shoes-
I often cruise through

All the abuse & then

Distract myself with a

Few brews, but then I

End up down & confused

& I don’t know if I’ll
Ever get used to being
In this skin, but until then

I’ll have to write-

Until then I’ll have to scream

Silently in little

Shapes of Variety - Wrapped - Presents
For you to touch

Like piano keys till they play

In your mind & you sound them

Out just to distract yourself from

The doubt & create confidence-

I’ve been in my coffin since

I came out of that womb-

Submitted: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Seconds Are The Tacks by Benjamin Michael Clark )

Enter the verification code :

  • Aria Siren (4/9/2013 3:29:00 PM)

    This is my favourite of yours so far. I love this verse:

    Until then I’ll have to scream
    ?Silently in little
    ?Shapes of Variety - Wrapped - Presents
    For you to touch

    Its so good! ! (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley Updates

New Poems

  1. Gibran Khalil Gibran, Nassy Fesharaki
  2. slowest driver, lee fones
  3. Here... Outside, Dexsta Ray
  5. Napoleon Hill, Aparna Chatterjee
  6. Feast day, Amitie Abedi
  7. An English Poet & His Villa Named Poet's.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. Manage, Juliet Languedoc
  9. The Stone Circle, Jacqueline Nash
  10. Youth, Lisa Blossomdale

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Browning

by Robert Browning

Take the cloak from his face, and at first
Let the corpse do its worst!

How he lies in his rights of a man!
Death has done all death can.
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]