Shalyn Stachmus


'Hello, ' To Them - Poem by Shalyn Stachmus

I know that's the Conscious calling us,
Seeking us to feed from love.
We take back what we gave.
We take back what we gave, to Them.

My lungs are crushed; my heart is dust.
My skin turns blue; my brain is stew.
This memory will kill me, please turn it off.
It's only half the pain.
'It's nearly not enough, ' I say.

'Hello, ' to Them.
'Goodbye, ' to you.
I will never make it through.
Ignore the sounds and the signs,
as I embrace their 'never minds.'
It's only truth, and that's a lie.
Hold me down, as I try to fight.

I cannot swallow; my bones are hollow.
My eyes are dry; blocked off from sight.
The lights will kill us, please turn them off.
It's only half my pain.
'It's clearly all I want, ' I say.

'Hello, ' to Them.
'Goodbye, ' to you.
I won't ever make it through.
Ignore the howls and the cries,
as I embrace you one last time.
They destroy and that's no lie.
Hold me close as I wait to die.

And I can hear Them calling us,
Seeking us to feast on love.
Don't take back what you gave.
They'll take it all back, from you, today.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

When I first wrote this, I had no idea who I was referring to, the omnipresent 'Them', but now, years later, I am slightly shocked that the 'Them' I had written about really exist, in different amounts and ways, and in different identities to different people. But for me, that nagging, ever-present knowledge of 'something, ' of 'THEM, ' if you will, is existing, and whether consciously or not, probably always has existed in the back of our minds. This is my interpretation of 'Them.'

(Original: 2006/Revised: 8-28-12)

Comments about 'Hello, ' To Them by Shalyn Stachmus

  • Lyn Paul (9/2/2012 5:53:00 AM)


    Sadly for all of us their is always the Them It is how strong we are to deal with this. And we all know that strength is not hard to find, it's just closing a few doors, thank you Shalyn and keep up the great writing. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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