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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
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Haven't written for a while...but this is what happened. Let me know what you think!
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COMMENTS
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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