Extra > Poem – Rot

Posted on February 21, 2017
Image by Bandita via flickr - Only the lonely

Image by Bandita via flickr – Only the lonely

A poem by Fatouma about emptiness

I’m left in pieces
Left with a massive hole inside
That used to be filled with hope, love and ambition.

I guess all that is left now is emptiness
Emptiness that engulfs my soul
That immerses any sign of light in my eyes.

The wall that I have built so far is being
Attacked from different sides
I struggle to breathe
I scream out for help.

But little do people know
I am dying on the inside.

I’m rotting from the inside out.

Knowing at any moment my heart could stop beating…

This poem was originally featured in Haringey Unchained, a collective of students aiming to showcase the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form Centre in Tottenham. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London.

We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.




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