Judge Jury Executioner

I bled for you
silent war
waged
voices raised
raucous screams
gun fire
head down
race the streets
blood flowing
no time
forever gone
to turn tide
too late…..
nightmares
faces seared from memory
hands groping 
victim made
victim no more.
Placed in my hand
outstretched
grenade 
rictus stretched
insanity behind the eyes
brought forth
cackle harsh
run 
run
I will still have my fun
I will wait for you my love
and you
and you
for I will find
each 
everyone
bullied
beaten
raped with words
with venomous intent
with parts of body
left me behind…..
death would have been welcome
death would have been sweet succor
death would have been not my way out.
 
To be continued…..
 
©Feb. 3/21
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Monsters in Sight

Takes
one word
one explanation
heard in background
flash
sudden realization
actions
submerged under water
forgotten?
cringe worthy
shy away
why now
what memories
creep
invading
no matter
voices screaming
no
in head
turn away
shield eyes
heart
never learn the truth
easier to stay blind
it hurts less
it means less
when nothing is searched for.
Child scared
scarred
looking to hurt self
any way one can
to forget the pain
to forget
that no one loved her enough
that no one cared enough
to protect her from the monsters
hiding beneath her bed.
©Jan. 1/21
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