Nyx C Styx

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How Do I Define - Poem by Nyx C Styx

How do I define the the void my soul has possesed?
or the void that has possesed my soul?
By what verse or syllable or vernacular?
The battlegrounds of melancholy and merriment
upon whose fields I place my banner
at the half way point
The wings I wear whose feathers
plucked from hope and dreams
and the anchor of agony
housed within my gut
that keeps me from flying
so I walk with wings open
How do I define
the will to sing sweet syllables
but the tongue, having been too salted
with sorrow, curls back upon itself
leaving a lump in the throat
and the after taste of lead
How do I define
The rush against the raging ocean
and the limbo
of wanting both; to dissovle into the sea foam
and to return to the shore
to watch the sunset

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, longing

Comments about How Do I Define by Nyx C Styx

  • Chinedu Dike (6/2/2018 8:23:00 PM)

    Deep sad feelings expressed with good command of the language. Very heartfelt with strong emotions. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/15/2016 2:07:00 PM)

    Your poetry is like a tempest that encompasses all with emotions that are read but take such hold that at that moment nothing else exists.
    You are truly a rare and wonderful poet.
    What a joy it is to have encountered such unusual talent!

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/31/2016 8:25:00 AM)

    Manner! With the muse of my banner. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

    Rahma Menshawey (nyx C Styx)(9/1/2016 4:42:00 PM)

    You are most welcome

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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