In a Dream MAG

March 20, 2009
By Anonymous

In a dream I meet the man who gave me life,
The moment before he ruined it
The one who I loved, who had time to play catch
And ask me about my trivial kindergarten day
And carry me on his shoulders.
I’m older now but he remained the same,
The same devil
Dressed in a rolled polo and khaki shorts
Wrinkled from the time they spent on the floor
Of a strange man’s bedroom.
I can see now the tracks on his arms
And the emptiness in his smile.
The “accidental” bruise about to form
On my 6-year-old rosy red cheeks
Haunts me
As I ask, “Why?”
He answers, the gin on his breath swarming my nose,
Warming my senses
Daring me to turn away
But I stay strong.
So strong I don’t hear his reply, I guess I never did.

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wow the play of words is great the emotion in it is strong and the emphasis is amazing. Great job!

on Aug. 3 2011 at 7:48 pm
Angeleyes12 SILVER, Hatfield, Pennsylvania
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Wow, this poem is so thoughtful! Keep Writing! :)

on Aug. 3 2011 at 1:00 pm
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on Mar. 25 2011 at 11:02 pm
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this is pure and deep and raw(: amazing. I hope you were able to escape what you were put through.<3

on Aug. 28 2009 at 11:50 pm
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on Aug. 13 2009 at 1:18 pm
Electricity PLATINUM, Bradenton, Florida
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i agree... keep writing, this poem is great ^_*

on Aug. 13 2009 at 5:59 am
Very good.Kind of depressing.

on Jul. 23 2009 at 2:55 pm
This poem has beautiful depth, and all to many times its true.

Keep Writing

on Jul. 5 2009 at 8:18 pm
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This is beautiful and tragic at the same time, keep writing.

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