Khaleel Steir

Rookie (Hartford, Connecticut)

Trapped In My Mind - Poem by Khaleel Steir

I’m lost in the dark labyrinth of my mind
For there is no way out, no exits, only dead ends
Why am I trapped here?
Help! Somebody please help me

These thoughts, they’re overwhelming me
As if I’m trapped in the undertow of the ocean, fighting to get back to the surface
Why must they torture me?
I feel as if they’re tearing the skin off my body

These dark thoughts show me my past
Like a highlight reel of those good times
No, those times weren’t so great
These thoughts flash that picture of her

That girl who’s hold binds me so, like a python crushing its prey
Those thoughts show the things we did, the things we said
Ah! Why must these wretched thoughts torture me so?
A Nuclear bomb could not compare to the destruction these thoughts have caused

Please help me!
These tsunamis of thoughts, memories, feelings crash over me
I cannot bear it, no man could.
For you cannot imagine the pain of seeing the one you love walk away

A war rages within
Like a beast banging on its cage, fighting, tearing to get out
I am helpless to these thoughts and they are fighting for control
Is she the key?

I must have her for it is the only way to escape these torturous thoughts
For these torturous thoughts will be the end of me


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 7, 2012



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