Arcane Submissions ~ What is Despair?

(original)
What is despair?
It is the thing you get when everything falls apart in front of you?
Is it when you know it’s over, so you drop your sword and shield and fall to your knees in surrender?
Is it when you feel a lead brick pressing on you, trying to tell you something inevitable is going to happen?
Is it when you start your tears flowing in the mirror and nothing but blackness clouds your thoughts?
Is it when everyone looks at you as if you failed something big?
Let me tell you what it is:
The bleakness
The shivering
The tears
The helplessness
The worries
The sleepless nights
The…?
…pain.. in the chest.. the cold, sharp arrows?
the dragging weights inside pulling down
into the depths, the black black depths. Never to return.
That’s what it is.

(Silver Wynd’s edit)
What is despair?
Is it the thing you feel when everything falls apart in front of you?
Is it when you know it’s over, so you drop your sword and shield; fall to your knees in surrender?
Is it when you feel a lead brick pressing on you, trying to tell you something inevitable is going to happen?
Is it when your tears start flowing in the mirror and nothing but blackness clouds your thoughts?
Is it when everyone looks at you as if you failed something big?
Let me tell you what it is:
The bleakness
The shivering
The tears
The helplessness
The worries
The sleepless nights
The…?
…pain.. in the chest.. the cold, sharp arrows?
the dragging weights inside pulling down
into the depths, the black black depths.
Never to return.

I’ve decided to put this feedbacked poem in here just incase Achithyn wipes the site clean and installs the new one (as all AAF members have hopefully read in the announcements). So this is like a “backup” operation, if you know what I mean. New comments for this piece is also welcome!

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