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A Passerby, Are You Not?


Hyn Edwit is a university student. He wrote this piece after finally (but with difficulty) got up and walked the track.

Did this idea ever occur to you?

That self-pity is

an excruciating comfort

I indulge myself in, so often

that tears became elusive entities

as I plead for a materialization

of what I'm actually going through

A proof, an evidence of the holes within me

Yes. I'm suffering, all this time...

Had this thought ever occurred to you?

Everytime you laugh and tell

stereotypical dialogues you're

designed to say is

how frequent I put up

the pretense of comfort washing

over my face...

As my trembling hands should tell you otherwise

And, did this picture ever occurred to you?

That I tried to let go of

life once, twice, thrice... countless

times but ended up not doing it

'cause even I'm afraid of death,

even I have dreams and fantasies,

even I know how precious life is,

even I wanted to believe in you

in society, in love, in family, in friends

in... me

It never occurred to me how

oblivious you are when I'm here

desperately pleading for help

Ah... wait, it did occur to me

that even after you read this

you'd never even think of me

My pitiful cry from merely

a string of words

that'll be forgotten

and will dwindle

in just a few moments

as I helplessly watch

you all just

passing by

© 2020 Hyn Edwit


Hyn Edwit (author) on December 06, 2020:

Good day, Maurice! Thank you for this. Most of the times laughter is a sure way to hide the pain but since it won't address it, it will only fester more. Thus, I mostly shake the dust off by myself but I would rather have someone to actually help me from doing so. Thank you for coming by and offering this. Also, I found your pieces very helpful too.

Maurice Malcolm from FL on December 06, 2020:

Every true testamony highlight the authenticity of one's test or trial. Many people will forget your pain because they have not walk that road before. Covering one's pain with laughter only strenghtens the hurt.

Help comes when someone can connect with what you are going through or you have to rise and shake the dust of defeat and fear off

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