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Edge of Reality

Lost in a void of misunderstanding
Limbo vast, empty, lonely
Reality slipping from grasp
Voices echo, invade the serenity
Leave me alone I found my peace
Words hammering at the door
Can’t return it’s fraught with pain
Drift deep within the mind, so calm
Is this reality?
Was the other a dream?

Lock the doors let no one in
See nothing
Feel nothing
Say nothing
Eliminate sound
Aaaggghh that echo that persists
Touch that falls so numb
Block it out!

Don’t listen to sweet words that lie
Resist the temptation of return,
Stay where peace protects
Colours swirl with comfort,
White light embraces the soul
Slipping, slipping, resistance taking its toll
Choices, choices, stay or fold
Succumbed
Returned to a world so cold.

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I have written about a time when I balanced on the edge of reality, a living nightmare I hope never to experience again.
Life in the real world maybe hard at times but much better than being lost in a void of numbness, where nothing exists including yourself.

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life, people, poetry, pain, lost, reality, creative writing, emotions

Comments

  • Mererand
    Mererandover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful written Rhonda! I love it so much! You are right….Such experiences are very depressing!

  • Thank you so much Paul :) …they are not fun thats for sure but everything teaches you something you didnt know about yourself. :)

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

  • S .
    S .over 2 years ago

    wow powerful piece and i can def relate to this one… the words you use here describe the feeling down to a T… moving work rhonda
    all the best
    s

  • Thank you Shoaib,
    Im glad I was able to portray that feeling so well that you could relate to it although am sorry you too have experienced it…I hope you are doing well now, take care my new friend… :)

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 2 years ago

    i feel and understand this, been there myself…great write!

  • thank you Boo!! :) The edge of reality is not a place I would recommend to anyone to visit but what makes RB so great is there seems to be many of us that understand each other so well…I hope you are doing better now…take care my amazing friend.. :)

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

  • Lissie E J
    Lissie E Jover 2 years ago

  • Wow, thank you so much Lissie…what a wonderful surprise to come home to! You made my night! :) R

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

  • treewalker
    treewalkerover 2 years ago

    true words,a sad but truthful reflection on society today, SO glad you found you r way out[sort of?] inspiring as well. By the way did you happen to leave a few ribbons on trees on the way back so the rest of us{ME } can follow?:(

  • :) treewalker…Im still looking for the key to that door, I got stuck in the corridor somehow… :/
    Im glad you found this write inspiring alas no ribbons Im afraid…seems they are illusive. .perhaps we can find them together :) R

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

  • John44
    John44over 2 years ago

    So profound…..

  • Thank you so much John :)

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    been there, this is beautifully written Rhonda….

  • Thank you Larry, Not a fun place to be, I hope you’re on the road to recovery :)
    If you ever need a friend I’m a good listener. :)

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

  • Jeff Weymier
    Jeff Weymierabout 2 years ago

    Lovely work.

  • Thank you so much Jeff, I’m glad you enjoyed it. :)

    – Rhonda F. Taylor

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