Simon Lawson


I Don't Understand. - Poem by Simon Lawson

I don't know why,
certain things are written
and others are not.

I can understand,
how the lines on sheet of paper,
reflect the scarlet lines on their wrists

and I can understand
how under-eating
indulges the ego

I can understand
trying to understand your soul
by detailing its character

But I don't know why,
you'd think,
that by smearing tears
across a computer screen,
anything will change.

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, life, media, poetic expression, reflection, technology

Form: Anaphora


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Dislike seeing the monotony of depression/self harm poetry on sites such as tumblr/Instagram.

Comments about I Don't Understand. by Simon Lawson

  • Shah Surja (12/5/2015 2:06:00 PM)


    I can understand
    trying to understand your soul
    by detailing its character
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  • Kelly Kurt (12/5/2015 12:23:00 PM)


    Nicely written, Sabrina. Thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, December 5, 2015


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