Seeing Red

October 27, 2009
By MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
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A SLAP, warming my skin
But chilling me to the bone.
A shout, a scream...
And then Silence...
And somehow the silence is worse
Because then I don’t know
What’s coming next.

Darkness and I am blind,
Blood drips down my face
But the blood is not nearly so bad as the tears.

It’s like a wall,
A mental block
That has imprinted itself into my mind
And won’t go away
Until I fight back.

But I can’t fight back,
I won’t fight back,
I won’t be like them,
Living life in a paintbox
But only seeing red.


The author's comments:
Unfortunatly, this piece is inspired by a friend's experience with an abusive parent, and how even though they hurt her, she wouldn't fight back or tell anyone because she still loved them.

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on Nov. 18 2009 at 12:55 pm
ilovetinkerbell GOLD, Raytown, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
Be yourself!!!

I am very happy that she is no loger with them. I am sorry and sad for her that she has to live with that pain. I am going to pray for her. Nice job on writing it.

on Nov. 16 2009 at 8:54 am
bandmusic101 PLATINUM, Meadville, Pennsylvania
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amazing. i loved it. something with meaning...finally.

on Nov. 14 2009 at 4:58 am
MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
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Thank you. She is no longer living the parent, thankfully, but it still scars her.

on Nov. 14 2009 at 4:57 am
MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
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thank you!

on Nov. 14 2009 at 4:56 am
MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
11 articles 0 photos 28 comments
thank you!

on Nov. 13 2009 at 9:15 pm
TechieForLife GOLD, West St. Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Live each day like it is the day you will be remembered.

omg, that is very beautiful im tagging it. :)

Katie.T. GOLD said...
on Nov. 13 2009 at 7:01 pm
Katie.T. GOLD, Chaptico, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"Why go for a 100%, when with a little more, you can have 110%." -KT

Very, very sad but yet a wonderful poem. Very powerful.

on Nov. 13 2009 at 4:04 pm
RitaChristine BRONZE, Metcalfe, Other
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That was a very sad piece, but it certainly brought attention to the very sad reality that many youth have to face. I especially liked the line at the end about the paintbox; that was beautiful.

I am praying for your friend.




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