A POEM ABOUT NOTHING

You occupy my mind
and I can’t resist you,
as I dream of things
that haven’t happened
I’m hiding the things
that I wish had not.
Happiness is in disguise
and I want to rise up,
walk right out that door,
but all I can do
is lock it tight behind me,
just staying in this room
and jumping to conclusions
as you jump all over me
with your words,
and orders.
I want to let go of things
I haven’t yet achieved,
but you are overwhelming
my walls of flesh,
inside,
and I want to walk
barefoot to you,
offering up myself
as a parting gift
of total obedience.

– Chatty Owl –

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84 thoughts on “A POEM ABOUT NOTHING

  1. Salty Frosting says:

    Barefoot and new paths abandoned… Sounds like the focus is on a glamourless now. Offered as you are, with nothing more. And yet you present yourself as a gift, something another desires. Speaks highly of yourself when even in a raw self acknowledgement of your reality bared, you know that another will be quite satisfied with your “nothing” more.

  2. pastdanger says:

    Parting gift, overwhelming inside, barefoot obedience…… Miss Owl, your ‘nothing’ is some peoples everything! ;p

  3. C says:

    Wanting…..wishing…..hoping not to perish in the world of someone so sorrowful..Yet we wait for more..
    Tragic yet spellbinding.

    • Chatty Owl says:

      Thank you so much for all the likes and such a beautiful comment. Im glad you picked up on this black and white contrast in my poem and it warms me to know that you enjoy my blog. I will head down to yours later!

  4. Rafiullah Mian says:

    “and I want to rise up,
    walk right out that door,
    but all I can do
    is lock it tight behind me,
    just staying in this room”

    It is all about the capsule of time — we rolling in it — either want or not!
    A nice poetic expression.

    • Chatty Owl says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by. Sorry for a late reply. Well, time is a tricky thing and as you say, we dont get to choose if we want to be rolling in it!

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