Weekly Prompt – Angst and Longing

Here is my effort ……


The ripping sound, it soothes my soul

As I shred another page

Of squirls of ink, of words part formed

The demons of my teen-age


I wear my statement in robes of black

Stark contrast to the paleness of face

To deliver my message to those who doubt

This is something that I must embrace


Deafening beats thump through my head

Their pounding as balm on a sore

Reaching out to my heart, my inner self

Though their darkness I know, others abhor


I am not that youth of yesteryear

He has gone, long since left behind

My mind feels possessed, control I have lost

To this existence of sorrow and fear of mind


The censure of many I do receive

As I traverse, and they witness my demise

My appearance is just one of many great flags

Pointing my journey, no longer am I on the rise


They snigger, they point, they mutter in their clans

But my head I hold high and keep walking

Inside I am breaking, they know not how confused

For I am to them a mere shell, a man long since stopped talking


The tentacles are great, they have taken hold

I am like a demon now at its mercy

I cannot feel, I am numb to all hurt

My actions, reactions, now legendary, the subject of much heresay


Many have tried and all have failed

To reach where I am currently at

I don’t let them in, I want to be left alone

To my teenage angst ridden soul and that is simply – that


© Jade Reyner 2013


About Jade Reyner

I am on a huge writing journey. I started my first novel just over two years ago and I am now proud to say that I have written nearly three. My dream is to become a published author and I am now working very hard, along with an editor, to accomplish that goal. Other than writing I love my family, cats and chocolate! Feel free to say Hi! :-)

13 comments on “Weekly Prompt – Angst and Longing

  1. Lovely. Well, not lovely, more beautiful. But not that either. Sort of soul crushing and heartfelt. Very well done. That’s what I mean. You totally nailed ‘angst and longing’.
    Difficult to call something so portrayed, by any name really. Very, very well done. *applause*
    And lovely. And sadly beautiful.
    Lost for words. Didn’t even know that was possible. 🙂 x

  2. Hi, Jade, you’ve neatly captured the angst and longing of a teen-age soul. It reminds me of some of my own difficult times as a teen-ager when “no one understood me” and how painful it was. How often I just wanted to be left alone in my misery, longing for I don’t know what. You really captured it well and with great sympathy.

  3. Talk about angst. This is it. Nice Job.

  4. Well done! I’m a bit lttp but I agree with what everyone else has said. 🙂

  5. […] My bad. Not Daily Prompt but Angst and Longing ( WEEKLY storyboard)  So, I didn’t miss the postman! Knew I’d seen it […]

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