A Somber Memory

November 14, 2010
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There on my bed, I crouched with my pillow
Lying awake, feeling so willow
A thousand tears falling on my cheeks
Hearing the screams, ears couldn't be fixed
Behind the wall, somebody wept
Begging to go, I couldn’t forget
I stood on my bed and peeped on a hole
And saw dark eyes as black as a charcoal
A man clenched his hand into a fist
Jabbed a woman, she fell at ease
He yelled and screeched again and again
Nobody recognized the woman’s pain

Her face went red and purple
Body so helpless, so feeble
The man’s hands never impeded
This woman having no shield,
Chained her neck with his giant hand
Her breathing went shallow and strained
As her body twitched in resistance

The sight made my stomach quiver
Crystal tears filled up a river
Breaking my heart, smashing into pieces
Couldn’t breathe, move or think
My heart almost started to sink

What’s the beauty with what I see?
If things get locked, no longer free
My life is ruined, completely over
Filled with memories so somber

Mom and Dad, where are you?
Who’s that woman, who’s that man?
Please stop it! Stop, Stop!
I’m really tired; I’ll call the cops.

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Zach_M said...
Aug. 24, 2013 at 3:24 am
A mixture of points tied in perfectly with one another, and although I thought the message was fairly odd, it provided a great message. Wonderful job
BalladOfMonaLisa said...
Aug. 24, 2013 at 3:23 am
Very well done, although the end was a little confusing. Loved it! (:
Kenzico This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2013 at 9:26 am
that poem give me shivers, its very powerful and you used strong words to convey the idea. great work! it does sound like a nightmere tho. scary
TheElement said...
Jul. 19, 2013 at 11:03 am
The rythm is perfectly timed and all the points mix into each other.  Great Poem!
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