I'm Alone

September 14, 2012
By Anonymous

I, too, am human.

I am always in the dark.
They send me to the basement
when company comes.
I don’t laugh.
I’m not fed.

I’m not strong.

Tomorrow,
I’ll be locked in the closet
when they’re at work.
Nobody comes to save me.
Tomorrow, they won’t say
“Come to eat.”

Besides,
I’ll get away one day.
And they’ll be ashamed-

They, too, were once children.


The author's comments:
We had to write a 'mimic poem' that had to do with a dark, depressing, issue in the current world. I picked child abuse, everyone else chose bullying. I thought I'd try to be different.

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