Hollie Getter

Rookie (Illinois)

Wreckage - Poem by Hollie Getter

i visit the borders...but cant escape your cold

keep it simple. what wakes from exhaustion is the most blinding of darknesses...

an empowered force

driven by the exhaust of all your wants

...all your needs

...all of you

Gun powder taste upon my lips

i taste your residue

from the words i know so intimately

My mind is but a tool of my physical state as backwards as my mirrors let me see

and i find myself in the most common places

and it just doesn't seem right...it just doesnt seem

it doesn't seem okay

the way they said it would

u made me of your wreckage

you made me from your wreckage

i am weighted by the daze when i lay to sleep at night

have you any idea how small the spine can shrink

you have your fingers and i know them like my own, to feel absence, to send secret messages only the heart can read...

only your heart can ever know

i know the curves

i have rounded the corners

stop whispering to the world of it's present state

your whispers drift so softly...too softly

how can they ever be heard?

everything unfinished

tag-lines-to-pop-up-in-bubbles- around-your-head-as-i-watch-you-quiet-the-movemen t-of-soul-with-in-you

its funny how you laugh

its funny how the wind it still tells all it knows

a wisdom so....light...carrying everything


tragically unheard...selectively felt

don't ask me what this really means

i dont know what comes out of me in these moments

i am simply sad

simply mad

simply afraid

simply dumb enough to think i'm wise

but to you

to you who speaks volumes of empty pages

there is meaning found in everything

your emptiness crushes the souls of those around you and to me it says simply as i am mad that you are broken by all you have seen and un-mended by your inablility to see more

world of wreckage

let go....let go.....

a mind is a terrible place for a wreck...


(February 28,2008)

Comments about Wreckage by Hollie Getter

  • (4/17/2008 3:24:00 PM)

    I read all your work, I like this one most. Alot of feeling here, and I think you have the chance to be an excellent writer. My only advice is that you should maybe try and deliver the message in a shorter frame...it's hard to draw readers in with poetry that is extremely long. Allthough the oddyssey was one long poem, and others do it regularly, so maybe its not so bad. Either way, I think your a great writer with some excellent emotion and opinions. Check out some more of mine if ya get a chance (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 17, 2008

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