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I lay awake one night thinking about what people may go through when their time on Earth has finally elapsed. For these, I pity.

Silence

As darkness nears
I feel the bitter air
Invade my lungs.

My breathing labors
As the night's chill
Sucks the life out of me.

Slowly, I drift away
Light-headedness fills my soul
My every move a mechanical dream.

I am fading fast
Fading into a world of blackness
A world of death.

Haunting laughter echoes in my ears
Ringing louder, louder still
I cover my ears - the pain too intense.

I let out a scream,
Panicked and shrill,
But the silence engulfed in and nobody heard.
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2 Visitor Comments

Melissa
Truly, your poem shows emotion and vulnerability. thank you. that is refreshing. P. S. no need to feel pity or fear.
Shannon
if you think about it it's pretty scary! i like it it's an awesome poem

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