Audrey Stephenson

Rookie (Houston, TX)

The Epitome Of Existentialism - Poem by Audrey Stephenson

It seems that words could never show the things you ought to know
I guess I’m not the only one with eyes for you, but I’m the one that’s left alone.
Because her eraser’s still there. Mine was used a long time ago.
So now I’m writing you down in ink, I know it’s worth the risk
So incase you ever see my permanence I’ll make it sweet and vague
It’s my insurance for ambivalence
Complacent gestures that come from you seem to hasten the pace
Of a heart that gladly beats for you, but still feels out of place
I watched you walk away; the flower doesn’t lie.
It’s comforting to know I’m able to brighten up your eyes
Laughter flows from our lips and mingle to make a smile arise
The favor I returned reflected me

I guess you could say my confidence is gone
You’d be a fool to think that it’d last this long
And it made me feel so stupid
To think I ever had a chance
I’ve seen the way you look at her
Such a perfect romance
And it tore me up inside to know I’d never compare

Listen to this poem:

Comments about The Epitome Of Existentialism by Audrey Stephenson

  • (8/3/2007 4:56:00 AM)


    you're very bright as i've seen reading everything you have posted here... but your title for this one eludes me to the point where i'm paralyzed and reading the piece repeatedly.. gimme your present, with the pun on present as existential, but more importantly your gift in explaining the title... please? ? (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 24, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  9. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]