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They say a rolling stone gathers no moss,
so when I shudder to a halt
The rocks in my feet continue to grind.
I feel the sand in my lungs
and the regretful mist silting in my heart
as the waves come back in
reaching eagerly for my legs, spooling, churning
over me. Rooted in my misery.
I know the rocks in my feet will help me drown.
Not currently suicidial but very familiar with the feelings and feeling pretty low. Just some poetical thoughts about the brutality of reality. (rhyming not intended)
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PaperbackRevelations Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice little piece... I love this line even though I have no idea what it really means: "The rocks in my feet continue to grind." The last line is cool too.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
I'm late responding because April hates me, I apologise :[

There were a lot of metaphors mixed in to this piece, "between a rock and a hard place", "nose to the grindstone", the "heavy heart" and the idea that people would drown themselves by tying rocks to themselves and jumping in rivers.
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trueshinken Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I read on Cracked recently about the 'rolling stone gathers no moss' thing. It was supposed to mean 'so don't roll a stone, because moss is awesome'. Weird, uh?
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
lmao, what?!
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trueshinken Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, check it on Cracked.com
It's an article about misquoted proverbs. I'd link it, but Cracked is blocked here at work.
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I hope that you're feeling better now.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Getting there (she said dubiously)
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*offers hands* Kath, my dear dear friend; I don't want you to hit rock bottom. You mean a lot to me, as a friend, as an inspiration, as a person.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
:tighthug: Thank you for this. I have started to function again which is the beginning of recovery I think :] You have really really truly helped me lately. Thank you
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shehrozeameen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*blush* stay happy... and cheer up...
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This description of being overwhelmed touched me. I don't know what to say.

But for you, I hope for the fall of the tide. For the rocks to turn into dust, slowly by grinding at each other, so they can leave your feet by seeping through your pores slowly.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Nods.. maybe, I described that dust being 'silted in my heart' though. Thats how I feel. It grinds into a powder that makes my heart heavy.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's true. So I hope you can slowly filter it out of your heart.

...there is just some thought coming to my mind: Maybe your heart feels so heavy because it is made of gold. :tighthug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I hope so too (filtering). silly. YOUR heart is made of gold, you put up with me! :tighthug:!
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:blush: thank you for the compliment. :tighthug:
Put I am actually not 'putting up with you'.
I just like to hang around, because I like you.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:) I am very grateful
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
A nice depiction of a "rock bottom" - very nice combination of poem - title by the way.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you!
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sherbetblooms Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i can feel the dense sadness in this one :( Hope this was cathartic enough to help you feel better :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
It didn't but it did make me proud, that I'd written something honest and relatable... which probably helped a little.
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sherbetblooms Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:hug: im glad for that!
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Writer
Reminds me a bit of suicide by walking into a river with rocks in your pockets.
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Maybe you'll find someone to help remove the rocks.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Nods, its supposed to. Its like a metaphor for doing that but your emotions being the weights that drown you instead of actual rocks... its why i mentioned that I'm not currently suicidal in the artists comments (I have uploaded poems before in a suicidal time and so didnt want those who knew me then to panic now)
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Writer
Good thinking. I tend to just upload without thinking what the readers will think.
And I like the metaphor.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Well I think of long term fans as friends, you know, they support me when I'm low and smile when I'm happy... and worry when I post poetry about ending my life... I dont like people to worry about me even when I AM suicidal, so when I'm not I try to avoid people panicking
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Writer
I don't have many long-term fans, only ones I've met in recent years and some who are friends. Some who call themselves friends but only know me from what I write (eg I write I have a cat, they know I have a cat) and then just random watchers who don't comment, don't fave and just sit there. I don't think I actually have fans.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I think its easier for me because I think of knowing someone in terms of knowing their qualities. Their sense of humour, their morals, their views on the world... and those are the things I write about.. so I do feel like my 'fans' know me. Does that make sense? Like, I would consider you a new friend, I would make a note in my mind to watch out for your name, because you understood a poem that was very personal but also quite complex so I know we must have something in common.
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MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013   Writer
Makes perfect sense
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
:]
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist
drowning isnt fun.
talk to some one it helps.. sometimes
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
If only I could.
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear, how touching! :iconsadhugplz: ... How many people will read this right now and have their feelings identifying with these words :hug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Well if they do, then I hope they feel less alone, but I hope no one else feels this way!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope so too my dear Kathryn, but if they do ... having your words describing what they feel will make them feel somehow better ... Like you once said, we only know "our shade of black", so I cannot imagine what all that feels, but judging by my own "shade of black", when I felt things that couldn't describe and then I read a poem, or heard a song on the radio that seemed to be written just for me ... :hug: ... somehow it helped me with the healing of whatever it was that I was going through at that moment :hug: ... So, I hope that all the things you write can be both cathartic and healing for you too, my dear ... DEAR Kathryn!! :iconaawplz:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
:iconawwloveplz:That's why I keep writing.... Even when I can't talk about those things out loud to people who know and love me.. I still write.. because I know it could help someone. Its so important to me.
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
This poem is incredibly deep especially the last line.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
you're welcome :)
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you strenght and hope <3
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
:tighthug: well I have you, so I have both!
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o that's so kind of you!
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wordeea Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
powerful
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you!
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Writer
"I know the rocks in my feet will help me drown." - that's a strong line and an unexpected end. Bravo!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Thank you! I am happy that it was unexpected, to me it seemed the obvious ending and I thought that it was a weak poem because of it
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lombregrise Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Writer
:)
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XswordX Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
wow
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I hope thats a good wow? :}
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