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The Sinking Car

Updated on May 23, 2013

The feeling is bad.

But I'm holding it back

Down my throat it's stacked

Through my heart it scratched

Into my veins it hacks

Up my brain it expands

In my eyes it flashed

Oh nevermind...

It's just a memory,

That replays some crap.


These are the buttons it has

It's just a memory

No, it won't attack.

It's a supressed anger

That snaps


Watch out it's lashing at

Me? Ohhh snap!

No, no I'm not having a heart attack.

It's just a flashback

I'm the sinking car

Where the memories storm in.

Like water, they rush in.

Through windows they burst in

Sudden. Abrupt. Unanticipated.

The waters alter my vision.

No oxygen. Breathe.

Hyperventilating. Scream.

But my voice disappeared

When the memories re-appeared.

Unceremoniously they increase.

My heart is the car.

Help me, please!

I am sinking!

Help me!

I AM sinking!




I sank already.

So don't you worry.

No, I don't want you to intervene.

I have an audience to entertain

Let the feeling run my veins.

While I golp it down in pain.

Flip the channel

And watch the show.

There are no woes to mourn.

It's just my heart that sank.

It's just a car and,

Her name is the sinking car.


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    • LailaK profile image

      LailaK 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      It was written in very sad moments of my life. Thank for dropping by Audrey!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Sad write!

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      LailaK 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      James, writing this poem was difficult for me as a poet. But it certainly it the stress out. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Sad but beautiful.I know the feeling.I can relate to.It is a great relief to get it out of your chest and write about it .Voted up