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Alienated

Alienated by my own design
Unintentional, yet it can’t be denied
No blame falls beyond the evil trio
Whose aliases are Me, Myself, and I

Craving pleasant contact from the outside
Still I deny myself and make excuses
“This one is busy, and that one won’t do”
Never admit that my reasons are useless

Oh yes, I am quite the intellectual
Cleverly outsmarting myself once again
Stay safely within my fortress of stone
No risk is taken, endure no more pain

Yet what barb pierces deeper than loneliness?
I’ve yet to discover a wound more unkind
Nor a crueller dispenser of heartache
Than the tricks I play on my own witless mind

Oh yes, I am so foolishly wise
Cunning deception is my perpetration
Pretending my solace is to be found
Only through safeguard against penetration

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’Tis self-explanatory, I think.

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loneliness, isolation, depression, alienation

Amy Levos wears many hats; including college student, mother, wife, singer-songwriter, poet, and beloved daughter of God. She is majoring in Information Technology and Business, but enjoys the creative outlet and catharsis of writing and performing. She also loves to spend time with family and friends, walk, garden, and indulge in her shoe addiction.

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Comments

  • Luisa Zajko
    Luisa Zajkoover 3 years ago

    “…what barb pierces deeper than loneliness?
    I’ve yet to discover a wound more unkind…"

    I love that stanza.

  • Thank you. It’s one of my favorites as well. <3

    – Amy Levos

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 3 years ago

    “…I’ve yet to discover a wound more unkind
    Nor a crueller dispenser of heartache
    Than the tricks I play on my own witless mind.”
    And here m’dear is the heart of it all!

  • nodding
    Thank you for the encouragement!!

    – Amy Levos

  • Julialala
    Julialalaover 3 years ago

    Congrats!! – you’ve been featured in The Art Of Pain

    :) I so enjoyed reading this, I hope I’ll feature a lot more of your writing in the future. x

  • Thank you!!! My very first feature…I’m so gratified!! :~D

    – Amy Levos

  • UntamedDreamer
    UntamedDreamerover 3 years ago

  • Wow! Thank you so much!!! :~D

    – Amy Levos

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, amazing work and well earned.

  • Thank you!!! :~)

    – Amy Levos

  • Sandra Moore
    Sandra Mooreover 3 years ago

    wonderful, my favorite is this stanza is “Nor a crueller dispenser of heartache
    Than the tricks I play on my own witless mind”

  • Thank you very much!! :~)

    – Amy Levos

  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 3 years ago

    Congratulations. This is great writing.

    (You can go straight to the Permanent Feature Gallery by clicking on the banner)

    Anna and Sybille

  • Thank you so much!!

    – Amy Levos

  • homeartist
    homeartistover 3 years ago

    You had me on stanza 4. Beautifully introspective.

  • Thank you. :~)

    – Amy Levos

  • flowering2bee
    flowering2beeover 3 years ago

    great work sometimes we are our own enemy!

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