Treasure Island

Anna Ong

(31 July 1980 / Singapore)

Plunging Through The Abyss


Staring up into the dark and dreary sky
Nary a single star I find in sight.
All that's left around me are the insidious shadows that loom
And I smell the scent of fear of my own impending doom.

Spotting a faint sparkle in the great expanse of the dark abyss
I am overcome with an intense feeling of familiarity.
But even as the tiny speck of illumination speeds closer to home
I feel a subtle change in its course and fear overwhelms me.

Flashing memories fall upon me with the suddenness of death
As the shadows of yesterday stealthily crawl up behind me.
Once again I'm thrown tumultuously into a never-ending despair
I clench my eyes & pray for death but no one hears my silent scream.

Searing through my mind like a hot blade slicing through butter
Your words play like a broken record over and over again.
With the force of a pounding mega-sledgehammer
You're breaking down my defences all over again.

Reaching out with a skeleton of an arm, I stretch to reach you
Hot tears streaming down the sides of my pallid face.
I cry out a soulless scream of plea and send it out to you
But the only sound that reverberate is the sound of hopelessness.

Crashing down upon my miserable existence
My shining star tumbles down through the bleak abyss.
Oh would that your aim be true
To end instantly this meaningless life of mine.

Submitted: Monday, July 08, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 08, 2013

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