Repetition

Open up the wounds
let the heartache flow again
watch me turn to my addictions
and let temptation be my guide
I'll quell the pain with thoughts of lust
drown the tears in temporary joys
as I'm tripping up the stairs of life
falling on every step I climb
It's a blind charge through endless repetition
running into doors I've closed
with a history of lies
I can't do the things I love anymore
I only love one thing now
and it calls to me
at times like these
like a lover lost in the night
it finds me with open arms
and pulls me aside
Am I strong enough to win this fight?
Can I do this all again?
As my strength cracks and breaks
I see how I've lied to myself
about the twisted merry-go-round I'm riding
and how long I can hold on
before I'm hurled aside for good
Because even though there's determination
lurking within my eyes
I can still feel myself fading
disappearing within my mind
There is no exit from this place
There is no victory to be found
Just another day of trials
another day to watch myself grow weak
It's just my fate
and the cross I bear
watching life turn around
spinning with the hands of the clock
opening up everything that was old
memories I tried to forget
become new again
and I'm sliding
as Iā€™m racing to the end
holding on as strong
as my shattered will allows
waiting until I finally slip
and drift into nothingness
losing myself for good
and forever ending
this senseless repetition

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76 Responses to Repetition

  1. jenn says:

    I agree with Katey 100%. Beautiful work, Raven.

  2. eternally bleeding says:

    i wish i could say i can't relate to this poem at all. but it touches me and stirs me so much it scares me. i see my life in your words. i wish i didn't but it is a great poem and hopefully will stop others repeating themselves.

  3. Tiarra says:

    i luv your poetry!!!!!!!so dark, so gothic, so…..misunderstood, so me…….. u r now officially my goth poetry idol! omg omg omg, and yer site is totally kawaii!!!!!!!!!omg omg,kawaii to da extremeness!!!!!!!!! sry.im on sugar to da highest meter…:)) but dude you rock my poetry life!!!!!!

  4. khrys says:

    i love your poem its so pure so true so beautiful i love it!!!

  5. UkNOWN ErROR says:

    I'm pretty set on the fact that this, in no way, has anything to do with the above poem (even though the poem was great). But, I must ask, what does "kawaii" mean?

  6. Karina says:

    what the hell is wrong with you? kawaii as in Kawaii no Hime…cute princess! kawaii equals cute. oh yeah and by the way love the poem. it's almost as good as Edgar Allan Poe

  7. angela says:

    that poem reminds me of how i feel i am so alone and well i feel misunderstood and i feel like this poem really makes me think and reflect on my life.

  8. jennifer says:

    i luv this poem. its one of the few poems ive read that i can actually relate to.

  9. Fallen Perfection says:

    Raven,

    Your poetry is truly amazing! I'm always left speechless after I read your poems and I can only hope that one day I will be as good as you are. You have an extremely amazing talent!

    Love,
    Brooke

  10. Sphinx says:

    i really liked this poem. it reminded me of so many feelings that i, myself, have and suffer. i thought it was very well expressed and written, and well thought through.i commend your talent. well done, and keep it up.

  11. josh says:

    very good raven lots of feeling in the poem an absalute masterpiece i loved it.

    with al due respect,
    -josh

  12. darkone says:

    dear raven
    your poetry is very dark i love it so goth so dark it is the best

  13. windrider says:

    there is little that makes me feel, but his poem has made me feel so deeply. like gashes of a knife in my wounded soul. i know that, in some way, i am this poem, even though i am not the poet.

  14. taylor says:

    i know you've heard this about a billion times, but i'm gonna make it a billion and 1… you have such a way with words.

  15. Veronica says:

    If only I could put my emotions into words that actually made sense. Of course, I can't do that. So reading your poems is sort of a release to me. Like I can find what I'm trying to say through you. May your brilliance carry on.
    -V.

  16. Diarygrl says:

    i live my life everyday with those feelings… its great someone finally put it into words

  17. zoe says:

    this is the kind of poetry i wish i could write, but i cant!!

  18. Phoenix says:

    Yet another beautiful masterpeice. I, myself can express the way I feel through poetry, and you inspire me to do so. I love all of your work, so keep it up!

  19. Alex Talib says:

    Coming from Mexico i have endured many hardships, but nothing like what i am going thru right now. NO longer can i just lay in the back of a trunk cross the boarder and smoke a cigar, but now that my friends have abandoned me i dont know where to turn…This poem affected me in a deep way, more permanient than my immigration memories in the fields

  20. karrah says:

    i know you get alot of"omg i love your poem"'s but i really like it its real deep and it means somthin.

  21. Bob says:

    Hi, i didnt read this cuz it waz too long!!
    but i believe ita realli good!

  22. abby says:

    wow. just wow. ive felt that exact same way now for a looong time. ive just never known it could sound so deep when written out. wow thats amazing.this is the first poem ive ever read that ive understood completly. thanx šŸ™‚

  23. gabzi says:

    yup this poem is magickal hard to remember yet hard to forget

  24. brittany says:

    i really do like this poem it is really great

  25. gothicnightmare says:

    falling in to nothingness is effectively nothing.so why does it hurt so much? thanks for this poem, its really cool. šŸ™‚

  26. avrscooby says:

    this is great this is a poem that will forever stay with along with sevral others!!!! thank you for this and all other poems

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