This poem is about the deepening feelings of depression that consume a young woman.

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

Silence, Emptiness, And Confusion
Silence builds an awful wreckage of a girl
It feeds on loneliness and creates a void
Gray shadows haunt and torment and torture
A teenager is stricken and destroyed

There is no sound of laughter or happiness here
The little one has thrown in the towel today
Somber, melancholy moods decay the soul
It is futile to hope and dream and pray

Emptiness builds a home in this woman
In this girl, this child where hollows have bred
A deepening sea of nowhereness consumes
And eats away at every connecting thread

Confusion feeds like a savage inside her,
Leaving nothing considered worthy remains
Destined to walk through life less ordinary
Alone, exiled, different and disdained.

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  • alejandra
    This poem touched my soul . . . I feel so much like the poem is erie. I wish I had the gift to put my feelings on paper like Bek did. Thank you for writing something that identifies what I feel.
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  • paige
    cool poem
  • michelle
    I can relate so well,to the feelings described in this poem. I'm not a teenager anymore,but as a teenager,I always felt alone and isolated. I still feel that way now. My heart breaks for the girl who wrote this poem. Because I've struggled with those feelings for a long time now. And I can tell you,from personal experience,that this kind of pain,is soul-tearing,and soul-damaging. I hope she can overcome these feelings,as she gets older. She doesn't wanna still feel this way,for the rest of her life. Trust me,it's not worth it. Depression,loneliness,and despair will only steal from your life. It will literally tear right into your soul,and eat you alive. I know,because I've lived with that kind of hell,practically my whole life.
  • Katy
    OHH MY GOD! this was an amazing read. you have way of putting that emotion in the poem so everyone that reads it, gets a small feel of what was going on inside you. amazing work. Keep it up. i can;t tell you how much the poem ment to me.
  • Michelle
    This poet can feel ans sence whats going on around her. I can feel whats being said. I can relate. I would hold this poet with high regards. I feel like the poets written about me. Than k you.
  • Sara
    ^_^!I love this poem. It just touched me.
  • Katie
    i loved it, i know how it feels. inside me, there lies this hollow. to deep to follow. I love this peom Cuase i can relate i love the peom it cant seperate Thank u
  • Shadow
    I can't believe that for at least once in my life someone understands how I feel and for once your not the lonely girl at all for at least a moment. And then at some point I relize that I have feeling. I really have feelings. I'm not crazy but the poem somehow reached out to a lonely girl. Me.
  • jeetz
    wow. beautiful. thats EXACTLY how i feel now. good poem.
  • Mark
    Guys feel like this too. it was beautiful
  • neri
    LOVE the poem. thank you. would like to read more of your poems more power to you.
  • kape
    i love the poem. same feeling for now. hope you dont mind if i post it on my blog. i will credit for sure.
  • Jennifer
    this poem is such a great write as well as read
  • Kayce
    That poem is amazing. it relates to so many people. it also gives some of the people that ar elike us a booste of confidence and shows us we are nto alone
  • Amy
    Bek, your poem has a real honesty about it, I love the first line, I can almost imagine it as the lyric by some folky femme who has the courage to see things as they really are, or as they really seem. You have a talent, a power so beautiful. "Bek you can express in words the reality many live in!" God Bless Amy
  • Lilu
    This Poem Is what many young teen girls relate to. When Im feeling depressed zI need a good poem to read. It lets me Know Im not the only one out there with those problems. I think this poem is Awsome and touches my heart.
  • Elizabeth
    I love this poem it's so me.
  • Meghan
    amazing. so deep. perfectly written. on the outside what you wrote is not like me. but it is what is truly inside of me and i despair.
  • Rae
    I could realte to the poet in so many ways, and when reading it felt a stong connection.
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