Legacy of a Nobody

By Noel Haiasi

If life is for the living
Then why do I still draw breath?
I am void of emotion;
A cadaver in the crowd.

With dark eyes lacking soul
And a mental state that borders nonexistent
The question of life embedded in fog
Shall eternally remain.

Without courage to end the charade
Without motivation to break the facade
Without a voice to end the soliloquy of silence
Without a heart to empathize with the world.

Amidst the isolation a waltz is danced
Awkwardly without a partner
And only the sickeningly sweet songs of nothing
To accompany the resonating shuffling.

Shards of a past self form a glassy sky
And a chain of memories rusted and corroded
Are all remnants of a pathetic legacy
Of an outline of where a human should be.  

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Copyright 2016 Noel Haiasi
Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.     Filed under: "Depressed" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

Just pent up thoughts and emotions written on paper.
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  • FlowMyTears On Saturday, June 6, 2020, FlowMyTears (43)By person wrote:

    This is one of the better self-pitying poems on here, a feeling of total disconnect "outside looking in", nice work!

  • Just Dave On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Just Dave (534)By person wrote:

    This is not the writing of someone who is without emotion. Quite the contrary this is a work that is dripping with emotion. Love it. Well done. JD.

  • out there On Thursday, September 8, 2016, out there (206)By person wrote:

    Nothing wrong with finding yourself, doubting yourself but you shouldn't be too hard on yourself imo. You write well here with depth and some clever metaphors /imagery

  • A former member wrote: Well done! I think most of us at one time or another can relate. Thanks for sharing!

  • A former member wrote: I can relate to the overwhelming guilt and Sadness, the 3rd stanza just marnates in the feeling this puts off. Write on-Mrk

  • A former member wrote: Dark and buried with emotion and a sense of release. Entertaining!

  • A former member wrote: A despairing work of dejection and an overwhelming sense of self depreciation. Exactly the stuff in which good, dark poetry takes root. Well constructed with lots of clever phrasing. Very well done.

  • A former member wrote: I may be wrong here but isn't voidless kind of a double negative in that sentence? Was that intentional? Other than that I'd have to say that this write is your voice and these words do fill the silence sometimes we just have to realize that. :)

  • Noel Haiasi On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Noel Haiasi (44)By person wrote:

    Oh jeez, I noticed that earlier. I must have copied down my first draft instead of the final. XD Thanks for pointing that out for me.

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