Taylor Hainline

Look Deeper, Listen Harder

Was it meant
To end like this
All set up
Like a restricted bliss
Never to be remembered
But the scars
That linger on arms
Tell a different story
A silent echo in the night
No one heard
The pounding of moonlit teardrops
Was it meant
To hide the light
And give them no reason
To continue this fight
A missing son, daughter, wife
Will be searched for in the night
But a missing heart and mind
Who's to look for
While they're alone
A simple smile
A gentle hand
Can clean their eyes
Find their minds
Give them something worthwhile

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, friend, hope, listen, search

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Form: Free Verse


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Comments about Look Deeper, Listen Harder by Taylor Hainline

  • Jazib KamalviJazib Kamalvi (4/28/2017 7:33:00 AM)

    A very impressive humanistic piece of work. Thanks

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (4/10/2017 4:29:00 PM)

    There is a very deep soulful rhythm to this piece... its like it is designed to be sung but not in a harmonious lovely way but in a dark searching voice... very well done, Taylor

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