The Underworld


Sitting patiently

In a world not your own

Trying to survive

Feeling all alone

Secrets that you must hide

Lying in the mirror

Nothing seems to work out

The way you want it to

Sitting among the ashes

You live in the underworld

Where souls are trapped

Hidden from the sun

You are fueled by the essence

Of it all

The driven

Passion and lust

Lost to all and none

Seducing you to sheer madness

Paper binds you to this life

Keeping you at bay

Stranded here

Left astray

Among your thoughts

To your dismay

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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Beautiful use of language to capture a mood of frutration and ennui.

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

"trying to survive

feeling all alone"

great poetry Caroline, as usual .

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Bravo! Very well painted. Congratulations and thank you.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi XStatic thank you so much for reading and your comment. :)

Hi Michael thank you for taking time out to read and comment my friend. :)

Hi Mhatter thank you very much! :)

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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Oh, MD, that blazing sun will blaze again for you and "yours." That day can never come "too soon"! And at the times it does, like the founder of the Methodist Church (John Wesley) your heart will be "strangely warmed."

Valleypoet 4 years ago

The dark and somber resonates from the underworld...nicely done:-))

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

everything worked for this dark poem Caroline .. everything

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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Dark and haunting, I love this! You have been pinned to the Best Modern Poets online and facebooked!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

The underworld is dark and danger lurks around every corner, yet, your thought's can rise above it. Beautiful Caroline...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. There are many dark thoughts and frustrations that can crop up in this world and bind us. Love your creative way of telling it.

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Sigh...i don't belong in this crazy world either...i don't understand it one little bit, or...maybe i understand it too well?

That picture is almost as breathtaking as your poem, Caroline. You have a beautiful way with words that packs a whallop!

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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Yes, I know the feeling. Thank you so much for sharing.

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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Perspy thank you! :)

@ Valleypoet thank you! :)

@ Frank thank you! :)

@ EHealer thank you! :)

@ Ruby thank you! :)

@ Gypsy thank you! :)

@ Leslie thank you! :)

@ Cheryl thank you! :)

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