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It surrounds me
It keeps me "safe"
I created it
To protect myself
From the bullies
From my "friends"
From everyone
It was necessary
It was the only way
And now I'm trapped
I can't leave this space
Nor break the barrier
And here I am
Alone
In my "happy" place
This is all true, you know?
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MellowTexasCowboy Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup. 
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Beloved-Era-Belle Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, I used to do this all the time... It's only when I'm brave enough is when I break out. (Too shy to speak up...)
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
I still do this... I know I shouldn't but...
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Beloved-Era-Belle Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Trust me, it happens. This isn't something you can force. When you're truly ready, you'll open up even more. But this sorta thing takes time.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
I hope so. I kinda enjoy being alone but I still wonder sometimes...
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Beloved-Era-Belle Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For me the transition was uncomfortable and draining. But I realized... Fear: "False Evidence Appearing Real". My friend told me that. Basically, we do this because we judge them before we know them or we think that they might hurt us like people in the past. Being alone is awesome because there's no one to judge you... But yourself.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
I guess our past plays a huge part on who we are and how we live. And mine tells me to stay alone...
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Beloved-Era-Belle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, one day :hug:
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
GhostOfTheEmptyGrave Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Maybe. Who knows?
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wolfticon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I threw my emotions away I laugh every away insult and every hurtful action people do to me but its at a price the price of feeling hollow and emotionless the feeling of nothingness I wished for so long but now I wish it was gone I forgot how to feel how to be happy how to laugh and now I am slowly began to heal but not fast enough but healing and yet people slowly begin to make me slip back in the the darkness in which I slowly pull my self out of but they seem to push me back the price of a mask the price of a fake smile and emotions you show the price of holding up for the people you don't know if you love
only love I stay for is my dog and guinea pig the pets that heal my wounds without me who will care for them
the numbness is the worst but the healing is the hard part but the best feeling of becoming happy again is the best of all
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
At least you're healing. Trust me, there are still some good people in this world :huggle:
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wolfticon Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yea
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shep4life Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Done that my friend
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shep4life Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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killzonekrissy Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Well said, this is exactly how I feel!
I hope you get unstuck :) I've got barriers up the wazoo too, hopefully one day they'll come crumbling down, sometimes it takes a little help from other people, other times we have to open up a door or a window or a gate and let some light in, little by little. It's definitely a process, but the immense joy that light and human contact brings is well worth it, even if it is terrifying for the most part. But think about it, if we've adapted so well to our solitude and to the dark, certainly we can learn to adapt to the light as well, right? Little by little, fear by fear.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Thanks. And you're right. Step by step, we can overcome our fears and stop hiding in the darkness :)
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screamingeve Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Killa
..I feel sad reading it.

please stay strong,man

Waaaah! Nod Nod 
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Don't be sad, OK? It's the simple truth. Nothing else.

I will :huggle:
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LMW-The-Poet Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Takes a long time to break free... I understand that feeling. But it's the best once you step out into the light that continuously taunts.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
True. And I'm so used to it that I don't know what to do if I step outside. It's a problem :(
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LMW-The-Poet Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
If you step outside, you learn. In a way, it's just a matter of not being afraid.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Maybe. But it's hard to change one of our main traits.
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Writer
:tighthug:
It's awful how this happens sometimes.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Yeah, it sure can be a problem. :(
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TiteArumi Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wanna cry now... I needed years to understand I have built something like a tower around myself, and it's so hard to go outside now...
The worse thing is "It was necessary / It was the only way"
I don't like the poem, but it's wonderfully done. As usual.

I know I don't comment that much, but it's because your poems always make me feel this way, and suddenly I remember everything about loneliness and sorrow, and I absolutly don't wish you're living this. And I can do nothing, but read, and say I'm hear.
I wish I'm right when I say that to remark the barrier is the first step... It worked for me, so...
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
I'm sorry you can relate to it so well. And I'm sorry if my work makes you think abiut such negative things. But I apreciate every comment and I hope you know that it's not my intention to make anyone feel bad. And the fact that you care already means a lot :hug:
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kinonik94 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
The barrier started weakening and started to slowly disappear for me  lol
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
That's good :)
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple, powerful and true.  I don't know if I like it. :/
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Take your time to decide. It's all true. :(
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I... Like it as a piece of literature, but I don't like it as your friend. :/
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Don't feel bad. You're one of the few that managed to get within the barrier, you know? :hug:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Thank you....
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Just telling the truth, my friend :)
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand what you're talking about all too well!
I wrote this poem about it a while back  kingfishersilentarmy.deviantar…
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Then you know how it's like to be so close but at the same time so far away from people.
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I do! it's not easy to change, you've just got to take small steps.
But it also depends on the people you have around you,
some people are too different...from those people you will always feel distant,
you need to find like minded people, hope that helps.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Sure it's something that happens overnight. But I'm so used to it that I tend to put the barrier to keep away even people who want to be my friends. I don't know, it's instinctive.
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah you obviously just need to take small steps to letting those that care about you in.
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Maybe that will work. Who knows? :)
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KingfisherSilentArmy Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no harm in trying right? :)
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Yeah, I guess there isn't :)
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fleur-de-Lis4444 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
well done..i really like it..
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
Thanks.
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mystifytheworld Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Writer
I understand this more than I thought I would... incredibly well done
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:iconghostoftheemptygrave:
I'm sorry you can relate. But thanks. :)
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Ricardo-Orozco Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
so good man so true :) happy .
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