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Hard To Explain

Rating: 4.8
I press myself near the wall
hang my hair over my face
and hope all
you see
is a shadow
a ghost
another passerby

One in two thousand
I turn my feet inward
even my walk is
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: depression,silence
Haven't written for a while...but this is what happened. Let me know what you think!
Souren Mondal 08 November 2015
'But you’ve never done the prey’s walk of shame you’ve never been set on fire it’s hard to explain' I find these lines in particular poetically beautiful and really strong.. You tagged 'depression' as a topic for this poem and I read this from that perspective.. Nothing is perhaps more insidious and hard to empathise with than depression. Others think one is just 'fine' or maybe need to just 'cheer up'... A really amazing poem... _________________ P: S: I maybe a little wrong, but allusion to the 'walk of shame' seem to suggest the 'stigma' associated with depression and/or mental disorders? ? Isn't it? ? Beautiful, or in Yeats' words, a 'terrible beauty'... Thank you for sharing...
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Maya Hanson 08 November 2015
Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
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Brian Mayo 21 October 2015
Sorry, but I see more than a ghost here. You can try to remain unnoticed but it won't be easy with talent like this. I find it very interesting that you feel that death will not bring about a change of some kind- -but rather more of the same. I don't remember ever hearing that viewpoint before, and I find it a little disconcerting. Great poem.
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Maya Hanson 23 October 2015
Thank you! ! I appreciate it!
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