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A State of Mind

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i have come a long wayA State of Mind - Voices
to a distant place far far away
from where i used to live
and from what i used to do;

Life is a rosy dream,
happiness and joy aplenty,
everything that i wanted and
everything is as i had hoped for;

Everything is as i had hoped for,
everything is as i had longed for,
everything is except for the turmoil
that plagues me inside every day;

I sleep, i smile, i laugh, i play, i eat and i live
in a constant state of fear,
a fear that i did not ask for,
and one that i did not longed for;

killing me from inside,
silently screaming for it to stop,
i am devoured by my own inner self,
day in and day out;

haunting and taunting me,
time and time again,
they run helter and skelter
in the deep recess of my mind;

it’s just a state of mind,
i tell myself
hoping to erase these thoughts
of fear that hinges on the edge of my happiness;

Trapped inside my own mind,
eclipsed by my fear,
tears weep without a choice
hoping to vanquish (flood) this struggle within;

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22 comments

5Rats February 8, 2011 - 9:24 am

Nice poem! Welcome back to the site after a very long hiatus! :) :)

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Poems March 2, 2011 - 1:16 pm

I can feel you,I really know how it feels. The hardest enemy to fight is ourselves and the greatest battle is not outside but within us.

You have your way with words and was able to capture the emotions.
Keep it up!

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Hana March 6, 2011 - 2:13 am

this describes exactly what depresion is !!

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Hana March 6, 2011 - 2:14 am

i like it

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kavita March 9, 2011 - 10:22 am

nice poem

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kate March 9, 2011 - 7:30 pm

what is the lesson learned from that poem?

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Amelia Carpenter March 10, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Wow. This is a good poem! I used it for my 7gradeth ELA+ class and my teacher absolutely loved it!! I would recomend it to all the young, creative, and artistic ppoets out there!
Cheers! xoxo

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Izzy Rosair March 10, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Hahaa this is good. (: Loved it!
<3~Izzy.

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deshonena April 13, 2011 - 2:08 pm

i lyked dis poem very muchh nda would lyk 2 use it one day in life

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God's child April 24, 2011 - 3:15 am

This really describes what I’m going through. It’s beautifully written. :)

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cresil April 28, 2011 - 11:26 pm

Words tell everything & you done well….a fear within

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prakash June 6, 2011 - 7:51 am

im speechless

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Rapunzel July 16, 2011 - 10:03 am

Looks like you had been to the trauma of life, which has been in store for you.

Good luck!!! I like it.

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Meerah August 27, 2011 - 3:16 pm

can i use these lyrics for a song ?

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sidney canada November 14, 2011 - 6:57 pm

everyday i sit and wait
waiting for my prince
but yet he has yet to come
and later i sat and hensed
i got up wipe the dirt of my dress
and listen to the sounds in my head
i dont need a prince
for yet i am my own saver
and yet to this day my prince has not come
but i’ll worry about that later

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Sumitra December 18, 2011 - 12:21 am

It says what I feel always..

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Itu March 19, 2012 - 6:09 pm

Very touching indeed. Can’t sleep cause of pain

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Rupesh Popli May 10, 2012 - 4:01 am

Gud poem..though could have been felt in more lonely and dreadly way…

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erie morgan July 25, 2012 - 2:53 pm

this is a really sad and depressing one but that’s what makes it a good poem don’t you think

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