Clare Walsh

Rookie - 145 Points (22.11.1995 / Nowra)

Anything Except Me - Poem by Clare Walsh

I want to be a movie star
I want to be a singer
I want to be a teacher
I want to be anything except me
I feel like I'm drowning in this mind and body that imprisons me
Sometimes I feel as if sleep is the only option that would benefit me
Life is hard, life is tough
Life is unbearable
I wonder if I ended it
Would I be missed
Or would I be dissed
For ending it this way?

Topic(s) of this poem: depression

Comments about Anything Except Me by Clare Walsh

  • Denis Mair (10/1/2015 5:38:00 PM)

    Reading this poem brought back memories of when I was 14 years old. I had feelings similar to yours. It is a time that will go on living inside you. As Wordsworth said, The child is father to the man. Since then I've learned that pain is a sign of capacity to feel deeply. Looking back, I'm glad I had that capacity. Life is a test and you have to pass through the abyss with fortitude, because the rewards are great. The rewards can be distilled into poems. (Report) Reply

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  • Sekharan Pookkat (5/31/2015 2:32:00 AM)

    woh! different feelings- well penned
    love life- life is precious
    read my poem' say goodbye to suicide'
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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 9, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, May 25, 2015

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