Scatter My Light

January 14, 2011
By Phina ELITE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Phina ELITE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
103 articles 18 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some of the best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller

I’m sorry.
I won’t do it again.
Please, just let me go...
I hate you.
I won’t let you scatter,
Shatter, the light that I have.

I stand in shame,
My eyes are red and weepy...
I can’t find where I’ve fallen off the beaten path.
You tell me that I’m useless.
I’m worse than the gum on the ground.
But this is it.
There is no other bottom-line.

You cannot scatter,
You will not scatter,
You shall not shatter,
The light,
The love,
The life,
I have.

You haven’t the right to do me wrong.
You don’t own me,
I’m not who I was.
I’m broken,
I’m beaten,
I’m battered.
But I’m not shattered.
My fragments glitter in my light.
For you can never,
No, never.
Scatter my light.

I love you.
I’m sorry.
I won’t do it again.
Please just let me go.
I hate you,
I won’t let you,
Scatter what little light I have left.

The author's comments:
This is about a man who used to beat me, my mother, and my younger brother during a time when all of us were weak. This is a "tribute" to him.

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