Stanley Oguh

Rookie - 165 Points (06-06-1992 / Lagos, nigeria)

THE MAN IN THE MIRROR


Fires ablaze within his abated eyes,
A smile concealing all his lies,
Screaming, begging, calling out,
A final, frantic, desperate shout.
Scarlet tears drip from each vein,
a vehemet covet to end his pain,
This silver blade stays by his side,
Because all hope inside has died.
As each day ends, and darkness draws,
The Devil toys with all his flaws,
helpless, alone, a worthless mess,
A broken child he must address.
I'm tempted when he calls his name,
A way out, an escape an end to shame,
To make it feel a lot less real,
A deal with the Devil, in blood he must seal.
They'll say he died of suicide,
But no one knows how much they've lied,
It wasn't a rope, a blade or pills,
That broke his soul and gave him chills.
He died inside to long before,
To live each day, an endless chore,
Pills could not kill what was already dead,
A twisted soul, an empty head.
In darkness he wait, in silence, alone,
Rose-tinted nostalgia, all around him has grown.
He beckon the Devil with the key of self-harm,
And I open the door for him with the blood of my arm.

Submitted: Monday, November 11, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (THE MAN IN THE MIRROR by Stanley Oguh )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. A Man's a Man for A' That, Robert Burns
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  5. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  6. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Christopher Marlowe

It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. something that is better if uncertain, RIC S. BASTASA
  2. You pour your mercy., RIC S. BASTASA
  3. 413, Narcia Lily
  4. To drive a point, i collect pebbles and .., RIC S. BASTASA
  5. I follow the smoke, and sigh, RIC S. BASTASA
  6. Unchanging To Exchange Blame, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  7. Have Fun! Why Not?, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Respecting Ideas, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. where you belong..., veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  10. Our Divine Differences, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]