Here We Lie Bound

April 25, 2012
By Anonymous

Here we lie bound
by Darkness
No light has ever touched
These dungeon walls

I can’t see you
but I know
when you’re smiling

Here we lie bound
by Hunger
the meals are
few and apart

I can’t see you
but I know
when you offer me yours

Here we lie bound
by Pain
the chains bite my wrists
and I stumble in the dark

I can’t see you
but I know
you share my pain

Here we lie bound
by Secrets
I know nothing
beyond these walls

I can’t see you
but I know
you whisper truths from outside

Here we lie bound
by Fear
when the nightmares wake me screaming
you are there

I can’t see you
but I know
you’re helping me through

The day they came and took you
The light seared my eyes
Through my tears I saw you
I though
my sight betrayed me
but then I saw your
bright blue eyes
the dungeon couldn’t shadow
then you smiled
and alone

I remain bound

Here I lie bound
by determination
by hope
by love
I can’t see you
but I will find you


The author's comments:
This poem has been haunting me for years. I got the inspiration a long, long time ago and just got around to writing it first hour one day.

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manfull said...
on May. 7 2012 at 8:52 pm
Great job here with this piece, Ashleigh! So impressed with your writing. Wonderful to see some of your poetry. Shows me the diversity of your writing skills. Keep up the great work!


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