The RomanticThe Romantic11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've found myself among the lost;
Having sought, I seek again
the happy truth I nearly knew!
What joy had spurred each timid smile!
And oh! what passion stirred beneath
each and every stolen kiss!
To find a soul not dead to love,
elation in each passing glance,
another fearless heart for mine!
Were such a soul alive! Yet now
I've come so close, an
Pa Pa's Dangerous HandPa Pa's Dangerous Hand11 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Pa Pa says he loves me
as he cradles me in his arms,
stroking my light brown hair,
even singing me a song...
But once my mother leaves
I see a different side,
one that makes me tremble,
one that makes me hide.
Sometimes he gets so angry
that he chases me around the house,
hangs me over the stairs railing
until my weight's to hard to clench...
He traps me in the bathroom,
flicking the lights on and off,
screaming those scary stories
that paint vivid images for me at night...
He drags me across the floor
and bruises my tiny bones..
That is my punishment for wrong doing,
no matter the size of my heart.
But, worst of all is when my mother witnessed
him give me a bloody nose..
She saw but did not react..
nor try to stop the blows...
As blood trickled down my lips
and onto my lion king shirt
I looked into her green eyes..
but. . . . . .
there was no emotion there at all..