A Black Abyss

October 16, 2011
Rift between railing and wall
Caused nightmares, making me bawl
The chasm to he**, I always thought
What if I fell? I better not
Toys were lost, never to be found
My childhood is what it cost, flinching at every sound

Even though we moved away
The nightmares were here to stay
Forever haunted the black abyss
Even after Mother’s Goodnight kiss

Years went past, filled with hope
Never aghast, no reason to mope
Now I’m grown, more mature
Never alone, rest assured

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Seb! said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 1:30 am
Hey karina, cool poem. I also had fear of the gap in the staircase.
Mike6546 said...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm
I like this, little childhood fears like that are funny when we look back.
Kayroxy101 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm
Exactly :)
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