This is a tough poem to write a description for. How can you describe pure emptiness, overwhelming uselessness, nonethingness. there was no special circumstance which led me to write this poem. These are simply feelings I deal with on a daily basis. I know there must be others out there who share similar feelings, therefore I'm willing to share this quite personal piece.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Depression and Suicide Poems

Void
Void, canceled, simply annulled.
Endlessly aching, unconsoled.
Life without you, cause without reason.
Touch without sense, time without season.
I face life now facing a cancerous sore,
A sordid parasite that eats at my core.
All that makes me whole, all I hold deep within,
Leaving me lifeless, or at least not livin'.

A shallow face, anguished and marred.
An empty space, scaled and scarred.
Sweetly abiding to a cynical charade.
Secretly hiding 'hind a fictitious facade.
Still, lost within this heart of glass,
This fragile and yet unfeeling mass.
Lies the remains of a love that glowed,
The gift to you I once bestowed.

But honor and pride now bereaved-
By your love for me so misconceived,
Ripped from my inner depths, impeding-
Mind and body and spirit, bleeding;
Now's crushed to sand from thy ruthless hand,
A cold stare I just can't understand.
I feel that somehow, somehow I'm dying,
At least my soul and all that's underlying.

A simple void, is that what I've become?
The hollowed sphere on a pendulum.
Swinging back and forth, emotion to emotion,
Never once stopping, nor slowing the motion.
No reason, no answer, no justification.
The creation of a sterile imagination.
Just passing through time as time passes me.
Merely a nothing- nothing, merely, left to be.
Sightless and soundless, unseen and unheard.
Mindless and boundless, obscure and absurd.
All empathy lying ungraced, unemployed,
I live my life dying, unembraced, a void.

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  • chelsea
    this was a real good poem. decribes how i feel most days of the 16 years of life. good job bye
  • Gennie
    Love it. I used this poem to send a message to someone i loved and who broke my heart. thats exactly how i feel, thank you for writing it
  • Bridget
    That was an amazing poem. It really describes how I have been feeling lately. Keep it up!
  • Nacrina
    It's really difficult to put the feelings of depression into words, let alone in a poetic form that truly depicts how one feels when depressed. I'm going through yet another bout of depression, and this time I've added counseling. It's endless. It's empty. It's definitely a void. Michael Anderson's poem titled "Void" touched me by reflecting the exact feelings I've had (and am currently experiencing again). it helped, even if only for a moment, to know I wasn't alone.
  • paige
    wow you just told my story, i no how you feel , i love this peom keep it up
  • margaret
    That about spells it out. Awesome poem!
  • Antonia
    It's just brilliant
  • claire maree
    my shrink really thinks somethings wrong wiht me because apparently, i shouldn't feel like your poem. still, that doesn't stop me from liking it.
  • Selene
    Michael, even though you are no longer here with us, I really loved your poem and I know a lot of people miss you.
  • luz de la luna
    wow. truely this is an amazing poem. thank you so much for sharing something so personal with other people. i am going through one of those situations youve expressed what i cant ever come close to expressing in anything i do or say. thank you truely from the bottom of my heart thank you
  • Maleah
    I love this poem much thought and I feel what you were feeling I sent this to my boyfriend which have recently betrayed me thank you Michael
  • sushil
    really 1st class
  • Colleen
    Michael, you have told my story. Due to mental illness that I fight every day, I too am void of emotions. Your poem was very thought provoking. I loved it. Keep up the good work.
  • Cynthia
    Michael ~ Many of your phrases describing your experience of chronic, deepening helplessness of depression eroding your self from within, of its own volition (helplessness again, leaving a void ~ nothingness, emotionless (apathy from 'learned helplessness'?) left NOT a Void but a resonating 'Reassurance'for one who has experienced the chronic 'dying alive' of one who remains "unconsoled" . "unembraced". The phrases you have created from "helplessness" speak POWERFULLY ~ putting the world on notice that its failure to notice speaks of 'their' failure, not yours, as I 'hear' your 'proclamation' 'I AM' echoing from "the Void". Blessings Always,Cynthia
  • Theresa
    I could never explain how i really felt with having depression. Reading your poem was the first time that i felt someone understood what i am going through, and i thank you for that!
  • Freak With A Guitar
    You are a really good writer and this is one of the best poems i have ever read! i loved your choice of words, and the whole time i wanted to read on and on! Keep writing
  • Ryan
    WOAH cool poem! It really rocks and its amazing. Touching and meaningful. Rock on!
  • colleen
    I love it. it is so awsome!
  • Heather
    This poem was beautifully articulated and it touched me deeply. I felt myself holding back the tears because i realise that i'm a void as well and it brought me to tears. i love this poem i printed it and hung it on my wall. great job! ^. ^
  • Jessica
    This poem is the best by far I have ever read on this site!
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