Lexy Sogl

Rookie (15/08/92 / São Paulo, Brazil)

Bitterness - Poem by Lexy Sogl

They say that your home
Is your sanctuary
Your only shelter

from the arctic outside

I rely on those quarters
My heart remains in that bitterness

Why would I wish to extinguish the only numbness that keeps me safe and sound?

My memoirs of mutilation

A feeling of calm serenity
washes over me

The world is spinning
But my mind congested
It’s rapid racing

Time has finally come to it’s halt

My sensations surrender
To the malice of the world


I comprehended
I carry my home

With me

No amount of resentment
Could ever change that

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  • (2/26/2008 7:35:00 AM)

    Beautiful arrangement that flows like a mountain brook. Powerful undertones and thought-provoking lines. Good work. For some reason it reminds me of a famous Stephen Crane poem in which the narrator (when asked why he sits in a desert eating his own heart, replies: '...because it is bitter, and because it is my heart.' (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 14, 2011

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