Shadows of You: anchor in the fog

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a collaborative poem by Braeden Michaels  and Kindra M. Austin

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Overflowing drops of sadness

crash the grounds of reality 

Waves of anger and frustration 

soar through every vein 

Camouflaging the numbness 

wakens the frozen memories 

Slowly losing the crack of a smile 

shades of grey and black entwine  

A living ghost I am, alone—

all that is left of you

I talk in my sleep when I’m wide awake

In limbo I reach out to you,

my anchor in the fog 

Overflowing mourning bellows 

shattering the reflection in the mirror 

Staring into the depths of your selfishness 

stirring the darkest hurricanes

Consuming prescriptions of self-hatred 

scream at your tarnished soul 

Slowly your existence forever fades 

whirlwinds of chaos downpour into your loved ones  

A living ghost I am, alone—

evidence of your life

I keep together with special effects

And all I want is to touch you,

my anchor in the fog

Overflowing rain of melancholy 

drip into the silence of your grave 

Crumbled walls are now at your feet 

as clouds hang over your torn shadow 

Dwelling into your perfectionism 

dismantles your steel cage 

Slowly your wishes become true 

Your actions speak a thousand poems 

than the words you spoke alive  

A living ghost I am no more—

I’ll breathe for me and you

Laugh for me and you, love for me and you

But still, I want to hold you tight,

my anchor in the fog

 

image: DeviantArt

black italics *B. M.

indigo *K. M. A.

 

30 Comments

          1. I swear to glob, we are twins. I never spend time constructing poetry–it’s all on the fly. Regarding fact or fiction…I fictionalize a lot of fact, so it makes no difference to me. I’m an excellent liar, lol! But seriously, I prefer fiction.

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          2. This is the song that never ends,
            yes it goes on and on my friends,
            some people
            started singing it not knowing what it was
            and we’ll continue singing it
            because this is the song that never ends,
            yes it goes on and on my friends
            Some people….

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          3. Here’s another song:
            There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea
            there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea
            there’s a hole, there’s a hole, there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea
            There’s a bump on the log in the bottom of the sea, there’s a bump on the log in the bottom of the sea
            There’s a hole, there’s a hole, there’s a hole in the bottom of the sea
            There’s a bump on the log in the hole in the middle of sea
            Fast forward>>>
            There’s a fly on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the middle of the sea
            There’s a fly on the wart on the frog on the bump on the log in the middle of sea
            There’s a hole
            There’s a hole
            There’s a hole in the bottom of the sea

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  1. I understand and know this pain and frustration too well.

    Lately, I’ve been depressed. Actually, I’ve been feeling low for sometime now. I just don’t expose it or show it to anyone. It cry by myself at times…and then I will admit. I think of suicide at times. Life is difficult and stressful and I’m hit with a wave of anxiety that I sometimes don’t know how to deal with it or have someone understand what I’m going through.

    I have my girlfriend who always tells that I can count on her for me to talk to her about what’s going on. To be honest, her and I, we’re both going through our loss of my grandpa, and the loss of her mother. I don’t want to put more stress or sadness on her. That’s why I don’t say anything or show it. I want to but its just not fair. She does help me get through whatever it is I’m going through. There is hope and she always reminds me of it.

    Both of you did a fantastic job and capturing every emotion and what everyone else is going through. We all need a friend who can listen to us and be there for one another.

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