Garrett Richardson

A Prayer For Death - Poem by Garrett Richardson

Like when you undo a button from its hole
My bitter torment drew my body from my soul
And now left alone, torn apart
I am reaching out
All in hopes to fill my empty heart

This feeling inside
Almost like the solitude of love left behind
Now the rapture of grief is all to find

Oh, life you have killed me
So save me from this cloud of misery
This is the pain and sorrow of my world
So death come near me
And give me life

Such pride I have in my suffering

As my heart beats faster
This anguish becomes clearer
And my misanthropic view grows only stronger
Do I really want to live this life?

I have a thousand reasons to die
And many million tears to cry
The human plague has emptied my life
But still
No one else I want to be
And no one else I intend to be
Because no one else I was meant to be

I just want my retribution
Unity; a gathering of open wounds
I have a dream
But it's a dream so distant
I am blind to see it

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I am not a religious person, and i often used to say how others are blind because they follow a religious path. Well i have realized that they are following their dream.. for example, a christian's dream is to reach heaven. Although i don't agree with those people i understand that they can visualize their dream.. i on the other hand can not. I suppose this makes me a hypocrite.

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  • (8/31/2012 12:27:00 AM)

    I do not have a religion either, this does not make you a hypocrite. Again i have to comment on how purely talented you are when it comes to writing poems. You connect with the poems almost bearing your soul to the people who are reading your poems, this was a deep and emotional poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 31, 2012

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