Jul 11 2013

The Sound Of A Man

Published by at 10:55 am under emo Poems

I fall to the ground,
All filled with despair,
I shout out no sound,
Cause my lungs have no air,

My hands hit my face,
They now cover these tears,
While pain and disgrace,
Cover the last 5 years,

My heart starts to flutter
My mind drifts away,
I’ve closed all my shutters
Locked away for days,

There is no way in here
There is no way out,
I gasp for air,
I then hear myself shout,

It’s a sound of the wicked,
The weak and discouraged,
It’s the sound of a man,
Who has lost his courage,

It’s the sound of the wounded,
The hurt and depleted,
It’s the sound of a man,
Destroyed and defeated,

It echoes and echoes,
And in my mind it repeats,
Im unable to let go,
Cause it has made me so weak,

I hold on to depression,
Until I can’t take no more,
I’m no ones possession,
An unloveable whore,

And for a moment you had me,
Though I pushed you away,
For a moment you loved me,
And showed me better days,

And for a moment I thought,
There was reason to live,
Now I know that there’s not,
I have nothing to give,

And this is what it has come to,
These tears and sin,
I realize that I’ve lost you,
That’s when I shout again,

It’s the sound of the hurt,
The broken and faded,
It’s the sound of a man,
Who is cold and jaded,

It’s the sound of the lonely,
The dead and the rotten,
It’s the sound of a man,
Who is lost and forgotten.
-Dennis Mayer

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2 Responses to “The Sound Of A Man”

  1. pixieon 12 Jul 2013 at 1:53 am

    I could quote a dozen or more lines out of this poem that absolutely moved me. A lot of raw emotion seeped out of every stanza, every word, every letter.
    I was in tears by the end of it, and you left me in complete agony, imagining this lonely, defeated shout of a man who is, as you’ve written, lost and forgotten.
    I found that this stanza, in particular, left me stunned to silence at how eloquently it was put, and how easily I could relate to certain aspects of the feelings expressed:
    “It’s the sound of the wounded,
    The hurt and depleted,
    It’s the sound of a man,
    Destroyed and defeated,”
    Your poetry is exceptional, well done.

  2. Dennison 14 Jul 2013 at 1:27 am

    Thank you Pixie. It’s good to hear positive feedback about these things I write. Every comment you write helps fuel me to write more. Thank you for taking your time to write these comments and to share your feelings. It’s great to read these detailed things that you write about my work, especially considering how fantastic of a poet you are. I appreciate your talent and I appreciate your feedback. You are amazing!! :)

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