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so close

June 16, 2012
By writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
writer3499 GOLD, New Bedford, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 196 comments

Favorite Quote:
"it's impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all-in which case you fail by default."

Surrounded by dark
Blinding you from reality
The winding, never ending tunnel
All hope is lost
Something flickering at the end of the hole
The sudden light is painful to look at
But the desire to be warm takes over
You reach and try to pull yourself toward it
It’s almost close enough to grab
If only you could reach one more inch
Just one more step forward
The dark is clutching to your legs
Pulling your arm back toward your body
Making it impossible to reach the light
Slowly the light drifts away
You try to lift your hand to grasp it
The darkness it pinning it to your side
Not even your scream can pierce through the wall of black
Light is fading
Your left alone in the horrifying nothingness
You were so close

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so_joy SILVER said...
on Sep. 8 2012 at 9:33 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
8 articles 0 photos 722 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Wow! Creepy, yet great writing. I look foward to seeing your other work. Great job! Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

Mr. Kuttner said...
on Jul. 3 2012 at 7:37 am
Terrifying!  Sounds like a remembered night terror . . .  fortunately no one "remembers" those!!  Or do they?

Sarah1517 GOLD said...
on Jul. 2 2012 at 2:34 pm
Sarah1517 GOLD, Vashon, Washington
18 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
We never really grow up. We only learn how to act in public.

That's so sad, so sad and beautiful. Awesome work. Read mine?