Untitled Word of the Day Poem #22

Sitting in quiet contemplation
Head hung low
Silence
Rebounding
Echoing in his mind
Fleeing
Terror filled nights
Addiction hazed days
Looking
Searching
Yearning
For the one thing
To
Soothe
Silence
Still
Demons dancing
Gorging
Sated upon his fears.
Seldomly accepting
Realizing
Mistakes made
Can have a deadly effect.
Grasping for a lifeline
Afraid
Desperate
Needing
The hand that she holds.
Pulled close
Head upon her breast
Listen
Count
Heartbeats
To settle fears.
Love given
Taken
Abused
Shelter had been found
Sanctuary
Afraid
Divided
Splintered
Shards cutting
Faces seen
Many masks held
She could have been his saviour
He was her black-hearted lover
These two
Founded in the same tale
Facing the same demons
One will escape
One will fall
Free fall
Into the cesspool
Unable to break free.
Tears upon cheeks
Warm disregard
Time has passed
Forgiveness given
Forgotten
Never to be.
 
Feb. 21/19
Photo by Nik Shuliahin on Unsplash

Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

I am a single hard working mom in her 40's. I have always written poetry and I love words. I live with depression and its ups downs. This is a space where I can create and write all that I need to.

96 thoughts on “Untitled Word of the Day Poem #22”

  1. This is so beautiful and clear. I relate so much to this piece. And I’m surprised at how similar your writing style is to mine. I haven’t published any poems on here yet, but I plan to eventually. This is amazing. Thank you for sharing it.

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      1. You never heard of it?? Thought it was something famous up there… Ogopogo was a huge serpent lake monster somewhere in Canada.

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      2. I mean, you know little about important stuff, you live in the coldest place on earth, your son thinks he’s a pickle… see where this is going?

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