Thanatos

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When the feelings hurt
the bowels of the beast arise
 
half empty, glass; ask
                                                                            for more
 
Νo sweetness
or tender prayers
 
Silence and me
Deep Sleep, my lover
My agony, cannot bear
 
                                                                          to be extinguished
 
what's left of me
an old sketch
carved in stone, in bad shape
No voice of my own
bloody mess
Muddy sketch of death arises
 
I beg in silence
the devil's lurking
in deep Sleep I'm drowning
 
                                                                          to be extinguished
*
A bed, a couch or a bar
they all mean nothing to me
 
so I keep breathing, just breathe
no mercy.
 
I am floating
I keep on breathing
agony strong
 
I am choked
I am drowning inside
I keep on choking
 
These bare hands
I beg and cry, when I die
slowly and surely
 
I suffocate
                                                                            Alone Dead
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12 thoughts on “Thanatos

  1. Your poem is gripping and expressive. It is one that can be read several times and each time brings a different awareness. 👏🏻

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    1. Thank you so much Michele!! Your comment is very precious to me!! ❤

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  2. I’ve known a place like this – choking and drowning, with sobs catching in my throat… and just bare hands to beg with.
    Not, on the face of it, a beautiful place. But you conjure it beautifully here.

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    1. Thank you for your comment again ❤ This place I describe was so vivid and painful that almost resembled to death inside… It was a really dark time for me then. So I called it "Thanatos" which in Greek means "Death".

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      1. I’m glad you came through, and found new places in your voice at the other end.

        It’s brave of you to share things so deeply personal.

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      2. Thank you my friend… Wish you the best ❤

        Like

  3. This is such a magnificent piece….beautifully expressed….it’s so relatable right now….that I feel like….you’ve written it for me….🖤✨

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Navin ❤ These days are heavy, I know…

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      1. It’s me who must thank you for sharing such a splendid piece….you’re right, these days are heavy ❤️🖤

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      2. Would you give me permission to insert link of this poem on my upcoming post? You may check some of my latest poems to find that out. It’s absolutely ok if you don’t want me to share.

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      3. Of course you can, it would be my pleasure!! Thank you ❤ I will definitely check your work, I recall you write great poetry ❤

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      4. Thank you whole heartedly ❤️. You’re too kind 🙏

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