Private War

Private War

By: Kayla Meyers


The most alone you could ever be
Is being without yourself
To stray so far outside of you
There is no way to get back
When you're lying alone in the dark
And you feel so disconnected
A blade peirces the flesh
But you're already numbed with pain
A friend says he'll be there for you
Yet you're too frozen to reach out
Even if you could explain
There's nothing they could do
No glue can paste together
Pieces of a broken heart
There is no needle or thread
That can sew together shreds of a torn soul
Human eyes are too blind to see
Bruises beneath the skin
Mortal ears are too deaf to hear
Screams echoing from within
Silent suffering is the worst kind of pain
Because no one can help you through
It's a private war you fight alone
And most of the time you lose


kayla97068   kayla97068 wrote
on 4/26/2008 4:36:26 PM
Thank you, dancipa68! Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

danicpa68   danicpa68 wrote
on 4/24/2008 6:59:33 PM
Your words can help others so much and they can see they can get past the pain. It just takes time. Your ability to express yourself so eloquently is extremely impressive.

kayla97068   kayla97068 wrote
on 4/15/2008 11:13:15 PM
spirit- I am sorry you've had to experience the same kind of pain and desperation, but if you're anything like me it's only served to make you a stronger person. Hopefully neither of us will ever have to feel this way again. It will only be up from here. lindsay- There are few compliments I have received in my life that have touched me as deeply as your words have, thank you so much. If there is anything I've learned throughout my life is that from immense pain comes great beauty, and in the darkness a light can shine a thousand times brighter than it would in the sun. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind, gentle words.

lindsay   lindsay wrote
on 4/15/2008 10:11:38 PM
Your sadness has brought forth a great talent as a writer. This is exceptional work. Your ability to evoke and display such emotion at such a young age is remarkable.

spirit   spirit wrote
on 4/15/2008 2:38:47 PM
i know how you feel, i have felt the same pain. love your poem very much.

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There is a balance of life; for every positive there will be a negative, and with every negative soon will come a positive. If you hold on long enough through all the bad, you'll be able to find something wonderful and cherish it all that much more.
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I wrote this at 12 years old when I was in the deepest throes of depression. This was really the beginning of my journey to becoming a writer.