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Curtain fall, do you even want it to be truly open?

Trauma center

By Melissa IngoldsbyPublished 2 months ago 1 min read

keep it up,

Keep the current flowing

Keep the show running

It’s a non stop deal, a term that was set

But it’s actually eternal in very fine print

The curtain was slowly moving

It was revealing

And we didn’t like it

So we kept it closed

We only would peel it back

When we want a small taste

You spit it out

It is drawn up sometimes

Too real, it feels

And too scary

Too many questions

Can’t put it down in words

Don’t want to say anything out loud, but we say so much

You thought you drew the curtain

You thought you could Show us a fake picture to showcase your real fear

But it was a mirror

A horror reel

A sad face of anger boiling

What’s behind the real curtain?

You hold on to me too tight

You hold to me like I’m your last breath

What’s behind the scenes

Behind my bleeding curtain?

A center of dreams bleeding blue

And yellow and white

Cutting off my circulation

Words have no meaning

I’m hiding behind the folds of the spotlight, though I’ve been so


It feels like my truth is like a real knife to your face,

Annoying and inconvenient

I’ll try and make up something

To keep up the show,

And make it as real as our pain

sad poetry

About the Creator

Melissa Ingoldsby

I write short stories and poetry. I hope you find yourself in between the spaces of my words.

You can purchase my books here.

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  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Incredibly deep and emotional.

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Life's emotions❤️!!! Well done!!!💕😊❤️💕

  • Gina C.2 months ago

    Lots of depth in this. Really loved the ending; I feel like it brought it all together in an ironic way. Great job, really emotional

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    Wonderfully worded :) I could feel the emotion in this. Great work!

  • Rick Henry2 months ago

    Excellent writing. I love how you so very well connect to your emotions with symbolism and creativity.

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