Hey all, first off, Thnx for all the peeps who voted for my poem, "Sorrow", over in the Teen section. It got in.
Anyway here's another poem I'd like to try out. This is a repost of a poem I posted over in the Crit Anaylsis forum awhile back. This has not been up for submission yet.
Hope you like
She sits alone, unheard
red lightning in her swollen eyes
her hand brushes away her hair
that claws at her tears of misery
overflowing, she can’t hold back
each droplet, slowly inching,
full of years of pain and sorrow,
each a sigh of letting go.
Shining through the open window
silvery luminescence lights her figure
slumped against the kitchen wall,
curling her legs up to her breast
her face battered and broken
shades of blue and black taint,
the woman she used to be
a woman of pride and dignity
He did it to her again.
his anger, his love treacherous
but he says “I still love you”
and she stays to believe
that the stars in the endless void
her ideals, goals, and dreams
are close and not forgotten
just forever out of reach
The floorboards above creak melancholy
as the jewels of her soul
stare to the heavens above
rimmed in her oceans of silence.
the thunder of footfalls upon the stairs
pound relentlessly in her ears
he shouts and she cringes in despair
for she knows her love is near
Her head bowed in defeat
she accepts this as her penance
for the wrongs of her past to him
for making him feel worthless
and for speaking to another man
she doesn’t blame him for her faults
but as the pain starts once again
she can’t help but grasp for those stars.
[This message has been edited by aaron woodside (04-24-2003 04:38 PM).]