lovechild asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 8 years ago

Have you experienced sensory gating?

Do you listen to the voices when they whisper or do noises

like the television suffice to make then vanish? Must be nice.

Do you fret about the edges of what frayed your knots and try

to take up ends that justify the means- or if not, just deny?

Facing sets of mirrors, many seven-year stretches shattered;

do you glance, from now... to back then, when it mattered?

Do you work hard to not think, as knowing what your future holds

brings doom in an instant; eyes blink all your passion goes cold.

Sensory deprivation stands as my respite from fear and worry;

I close the world out descending into NOTHING- in a hurry.

Wake me if you need to ask a question or if you know my heart,

for I am all mankind in virtual collective ready, wishing to depart.

We are counting on Apocalypse- which will never be a blaze of glory,

just scattered, sick, starved people who had no chance to tell their story.

Satellites blend all the things they see us do into one being and SEND.

Make the good outweigh the evil and be prepared to rise again.

Images flicker on the screen but I have turned the volume down.

A voice says, "come now" and I smile. It's all in my head, that sound.

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  • HD
    Lv 7
    8 years ago
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    I wish I had sensory gating. Mine, as you know, is forever flawed.

    Remember - that is one of the phrases you hate - "it is all in your head".

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    apparently you angered someone with 8 accounts instead of 14.

    i learned the word "megadeaths" when time magazine did a story on the SALT II treaty (years before i had ever heard of the band). by the time i was 13 i figured a nuclear apocalypse would end civilization as we knew it. each year i think it less likely, yet more desired. there are times when i think humanity should be erased from the face of the planet. i never thought Y2K would result in much and assume the same about 2012, though i would like to find a way to profit from the fear. i am far more fearful that the presidential election is going to finish turning "the land of the free and the home of the brave" into just another third world country sh|t hole.

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  • Rita
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    1 I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain. Time to die --- Roy Batty * Blade Runner 2 get busy livin or get busy dyin * I can't place the movie, but it is a song title from "Kings of Nuthin'" not that it helps 3 "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain" * The Wizard Of Oz 4 I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. * The Godfather (can't remember which one though) 5 "Badges? We ain't got no badges! We don't need no badges. I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges *"El Bandido", in "Treasure of the Sierra Madre" (I think this was somewhere around 1948, so manhy people may not know this one)

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  • 8 years ago

    It makes me think of there being a lot of chaos in your head, and suddenly, everything is fine once again.

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  • 8 years ago

    I'm glad the voices I heard in the past are longg gone.

    Maybe into someone else's brain.A scary poem.

    Annihilationn man meets Abbott an Costello seems cool.

    At least we can die laughing.. byeeexxx

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  • 8 years ago

    White Noise is my accompanying sound-ity

    Meaning I cannot gather such words so profound-ity,

    For this whizzy-spin-stuff puts my brain in a huff-ity

    And I then come across somewhat rough-ity.

    "We`ll treat her for tinnitus,Though that`s NOT the problet"

    So I miss the appointment on purpose, and say "NOBBLE It!,

    (You know how it is, they`re just doing their jobbies)

    And the White Noise hisses on, I, too, hide `neath the coverlet."

    Your poem is astounding. :) (: I missed a beat, though, on the meanings,,,,,, :( ><

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    i experience sensoring fugly looking at the asker's avatar

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  • Iggy
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Yes :)

    You describe this very well, the on and off of emotions and certainties.

    I am brought into the world you are describing. It becomes my own.

    I also love the title of this poem. It matches well.

    Very enjoyable, if somewhat disturbing.

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  • Nat
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Well thought out and executed.

    A very interesting poem., LC,

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  • 8 years ago

    I've been there and back

    chanced a glimpse

    at what I lack.

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