Sarah Russell

Rookie - 69 Points (November 3,2000 / Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Faceless - Poem by Sarah Russell

You see a person
Watching, waiting,
Not looking at anything
Just staring
You walk around their side
And you see
No eyes
No nose
No mouth
You pull back in horror
"A person with no face! "
They turn to look at you
And pass their hand over their face
Showing you a smile
And nose
But it doesn't move
And you know it isn't real
As they turn back into their
Faceless self
You know what you saw
Isn't real
But the figure starts speaking
You hear it in your head
A low, raspy whisper,
"This is what I have become
I was happy, carefree, joyful
But now I am nothing
A faceless figure
Don't you recognize me? "
You stare at them in shock
They do look familiar
But you cannot place
Where you've met them before
They hold up a mirror
And you look at yourself
That smile
It's yours
That face
It's yours
That happiness
It's yours
But you're shocked
"How is this me? "
And the figure speaks and says,
"This is depression
It not only takes happiness.
It takes away who you used to be."
You wake up
And rush to the mirror
And see yourself and scream
You're faceless
Just like the person from your dream

Topic(s) of this poem: depression

Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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