The Boy Who Destroyed the World


Once there was a boy who had vibrant glow, but as it goes, someone took it from him. One day through the rain I heard him meekly moan, he said "Will you wrap your arms around me as I'm falling?" Remember when we were all so beautiful? But since then we've lost our glow. They said it hurt their eyes but he would never know that they were filled with regret as their own dissipated. He said, "I now feel more desperately alone, even though they wrapped their arms around me as I'd fallen." They said it hurt their eyes, but he would never know that they were claiming regret as their own... as their own dissipated.

From what I have interpreted it is about himself who was once quite na´ve and not really aware of the sadness and degeneration that This word has in it, in turn he once had a vibrant glow or was happy. Then as if someone pulled to truth of this world over his eyes how about screwed up the world really was. Then a sadness or depression took him over, in the poem I think the rain represents this sadness. When he says he is falling and asks that they put their arms around him, I think it is a metaphor for him saying something like "please tell me this isn't true because this is making me very depressed and unhappy". Then he says "remember when we were so beautiful" in this I think he is talking about humanity and how there was once not nearly as many problems as there are now. One of the definitions of dissipated is to indulge in pleasure to the point in harming oneself, this relates to the words in this poem because it is as if he likes this suffering going on in the world but at the same time it is causing himself to despair. "I now feel more desperately alone, even though they wrapped their arms around me as I'd fallen", I think this means that even though they told him that the world or humanity wasn't really the way he had come to believe, he feels more alone because not only was he already depressed now he feels cheated because it was as if he was lied to. It hurt their eyes because they did not want to tell him about the truth of the world, and they were claiming regret because what the told him made him dissipate
Posted by: Scott