Liyo Denorte

Rookie - 70 Points (April 09,1985 / Cebu)

Sinking In - Poem by Liyo Denorte

lying awake
trying to sleep
caught up with
the cob webs of thoughts

running
dancing
suffocating

i'm wandering around
beckoning for them to listen
but i cannot speak
the vastness of my plea

a cold voice: you are the most selfish person i ever knew
a soft voice: you are drowning
then another one says: good riddance

fine,
i'm leaving now.
with the baggage full of unspoken words.
it's too heavy
would like to get rid of the unnecessary
i want to untie it
but someone sealed it
and 'twas very tight.

again, i run, i dance, i suffocate.

going down
down
down
down

down

d own towards the bottom
of deep anger
sinking in
a silent scream


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 4, 2010



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