WishesWishes12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I don't pray no more. I wish. Daddy says I'm a sinner but I don't care.
Maybe I don't have to care about nothing no more. Even if I did, I don't have the energy.
I'm tired all the time now. And I have to be strong enough to make my wishes.
I throw pennies in the fountain in front of the children's hospital. Not the regular pennies though. Ones I find on the floor. Heads up. Cause that means all day long ill have good luck. That means my wishes might come true.
I say wishes, but I only wish for one thing, really.
I don't pray no more. Momma cries about that sometimes. she thinks I'm a heathen I suppose. Some people say it. Maybe I embarrass her. That's why she cries. When I asked her "If god was real why would he do what he's doin' to me? I always went to church. I was a good boy. What'd I ever do to god?" she cried more. I think it was cause I'm right. But I didn't smile or nothing I just went on over to her and hugged her around the shoulders.
That's what daddy does when she cries.
The Void in MeThese anguished screams still echo,The Void in Me11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Through the void in me flowing,
Unleashing pain you could not know,
And yet I still feel nothing...
This body died, its soul has fled,
Lifeless corpse all that remains.
After all the blood I've bled,
Life itself has left my veins.
Empty now I stand alone,
I have nothing left to give.
All that I had ever known,
Sacrificed that you might live.
I waitI wait12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I wait. I prepare for an arrival that will never occur.
You said you'd be here, but you've said that before,
Only to leave me standing here, foolishly holding
My heart in my hands, broken and silent.
You ask. I give. You beg. I give. You insist
That I stand still, not moving to the left or right,
While you roam freely and openly, leaving me
To follow you, and close my heart once more.
If I could say to you what's on my mind, I'd tell you I love you.
I'd tell you I want you. I'd tell you of the hurt and anger that
Simmer under my skin, but I keep silent because I know the cost.
I know that no matter what is said or done, I am wrong, as always.
I wish I could climb a tree, to the very top until there
Was nothing but sky between me and the stars.
I'd stretch out my hands to touch them, feel their energy
Thrilling through me. But I can't even get to the top of the tree.
I stay behind, head down, because I love y
I CAN SEEI can see you weeping,I CAN SEE12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You don't realize that I'm there.
Watching from the shadows
In an unblinking stare..
I can hear you shouting,
Though I do not know the words.
They're frightening and confusing,
I'd rather not have heard.
I can see your scars,
Though you've hidden them quite well.
I know they are a secret
I'm not supposed to tell.
I can hear the footsteps
Coming down the hall
I know that Daddy hurts you,
Mama, I've seen it all.