Shutting Out Reality


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    Shutting Out Reality

    I used to care
    I used to have concern
    But nothing can fill the void
    This life means nothing
    I have tried distracting myself
    I have tried to divert
    My ever searching and questioning mind
    But it never works
    Now there is only one thing left to do
    I must stop my consciousness
    I must stop my thoughts
    My hope's and my desire's
    I must stop feeding my mind with false dreams
    I will become the living dead
    Shutting out reality
    Safe from Cognition
    For Not even complete understanding
    Could make this life worth living

    We Distract ourselves with everything around us
    With everything we call humanity
    Anything to get our mind off
    The one true constant
    In all reality, seen and unseen
    Nothing can give this life meaning
    We have all bought into the distractions of life
    From birth, becoming second nature,
    Unable to see past the lies.

    All these things to do and see
    All these things To learn and discover
    But for what?
    Knowing will not bring comfort or enlightenment
    Knowing will not bring finality or consolation
    No end to suffering
    No end to loneliness
    Knowing will not replace the unattainable

    Life is just insignificant details
    Not even knowing everything
    Could make this life worth living
    I need what does not exist
    And what that is I do not know
    What lies beyond death
    Might have what I seek
    But I cannot prompt my hand to take my own life
    Instead I must wait
    Time is torture
    As I count down the seconds until the end

    Do not try to offer me your solutions
    For they are only distractions
    And distractions do not work on me
    You can keep your politics
    You can keep your emotions
    You can keep your religions
    You can keep your earthly pleasures
    They do not work on me
    I will become the living dead
    Shutting out reality
    Safe from Cognition
    I need what does not exist
    And what that is I do not know
    And I just keep on thinking to myself
    Don't worry
    You'll be dead eventually

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    AChance commented on Shutting Out Reality


    I wrote one you might like. But since your living dead anyways.... Wanna be my Zombie???



    haha sure, just as long as you keep your brains far away from my mouth. Wait do zombies eat just brains or any kind of flesh? I can't remember. Whats the name of your poem?

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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