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Futility

And Its Enchantment

By Obsidian WordsPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
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Futility
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I am an unwilling spectator,

Eyes magnetised to the crucible

Unable to withdraw.

I watch as you rant and rage,

Pummeling the wall in your way

Despite the presence of a door.

I see flecks of flesh and blood

Splatter in vandalist style

Knuckles well-coated in gore.

I flinch with each strike

As I watch you, estranged

And I don't know why I watch anymore

Do I hate the futility

Or can only I see it?

Does blindness consume your chore?

My voice long extinct,

I watch and I wait,

I just wish that I knew what for.

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Obsidian Words

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Anna 29 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • TheSpinstressabout a month ago

    Powerful and relatable. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Flamance @ lit.about a month ago

    Nice work I like that energy

  • Trinity Habout a month ago

    so so so well written!! the futility of anger is so real

  • D. D. Leeabout a month ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Vicki Lawana Trusselli about a month ago

    Anger issues are prevalent within the wall prose . 🙃♥️

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    "Pummeling the wall in your way / Despite the presence of a door," says so much. You've painted such a clear picture of anger problems and abuse with this poem. Phenomenal job!

  • Amanda Starksabout a month ago

    Oh my gosh this hits way too damn well. Your word choice here is really, really good and it feels like an open and honest take on what it's like to be on the other side of someone in your life who is toxic/has anger management issues/abusive. ( However one might interpret it! ) I really could relate to this: I watch as you rant and rage, Pummeling the wall in your way Despite the presence of a door. When I was younger my father and I had toxic, yelling matches. He was verbally abusive, ( and as a teenager I was too ), and if I stayed silent I felt like I had no power. But when I was vocal sometimes it would be worse. I'm thankful today we have a much better relationship, but back then this poem probably would have gut punched me even harder! Amazing work, Obsidian!! <3

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