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by Kelson Hayes 4 months ago in performance poetry · updated 22 days ago
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Can You Hear The Awful Singing?

All of the voices in my head
Screaming and screeching as they split me in two
All of them shrieking and wishing for death
Sometimes I listen and I long for it too

Listen to the voices, scream in agony
Tearing and clawing their way out of my chest
Screaming and crying in futility
Sometimes I wanna kill them just so I can rest

God, forsaken in his winter hell
Praying for someone to release him from this
Trapped and lost in this empty shell
Broken and rotting and it reeks of piss

God abandoned us in this fucking place
Sometimes I wanna kill him 'til I remember he's dead
Sometimes I want to rip the skin from off my face
But then I sink my claws in and it splits my head

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Kelson Hayes

Kelson Hayes is a British-American author and philosopher, born on 19 October 1994 in Bedford, England. His books include Can You Hear The Awful Singing, The Art of Not Thinking, and The Aerbon Series.

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  • Shadow0514 days ago

    From someone who also deters negative vibrations in life, I too had struggled a lot in the past. This poem is somehow relatable for those who are experiencing mental health issues like me. Very relatable

  • Bonnie22 days ago

    Deep :(

  • Mad Reader22 days ago

    One word: Dark

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