cade white

The Light And The Abyss

born in love and raised in care
a child whose heart is ever so rare

perfectly pure and untouched by evil
the glowing heart began to shrivel

to be betrayed by one so trusted
the forever pure heart became ever so rusted

to grow and to hate, the child tore at the seams
for the boy's doors closed and began to gleam

the door reflected just like a mirror
reflecting the hate onto those who hold the boy dear

he cannot control this, however, you see?
the boy was swept into an eternal dark sea

the sea is full of thoughts and tainted hate
an abyss with no escape, the boy excepted his fate

but down comes a light, shining above
for those who care, show the boy love

he tries to return it but without question he fails
for his heart has become rusted and full of bent nails

he sinks again into his loneliness
back into the sad and dark abyss

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Poem Edited: Thursday, December 5, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Well the idea of this poem is that as a child I was very loving and happy. However I experienced childhood trauma, from being left by both parents, and began to detach. as I grew older It became more apparent that I was a sociopath, It became harder and harder for me to show emotions to others and to interact with people who showed me kindness. it still is, but im still trying. one day I hope to be able to interact with people without pushing them away, but for now I just needed some venting.

this is a non professional poem(my first one that ive uploaded anwhere) so please leave your opinions. maybe you can relate? email me at i'd love to hear our opinions :)

Ps: im 16 and just began getting into poetry so take it easy on the negatives.
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