Fear in My Veins

Woken up by an uncomfortable sensation, I stare out into the darkness that made up my room. The air felt wrong and I didn’t feel alone. Hesitantly, I look down at my feet. Eyes peer above the ladder leading to the top bunk where I lie; dark, dangerous, and familiar eyes that seem to still the whole of my body. I can’t move and I can only pretend to be asleep. Had I imagined those eyes. Has my mind gone insane? I wait and listen as I hear the creak of my door opening slowly and closing again. Suddenly, I can hear my heart pounding. What had just happened? Why was he in my room and why was he just staring at me? Tears stream down my face as fear washes through my veins. 

A Salient Plea – Repost

Under the shadows of a tree
thou will fall to his knees

with a salient plea

to the true grace of thee.

Unblind my eyes and allow me to see.
Untie my hands and set me free.
Unsew my lips and let me speak.
Give me strength because I can no longer be weak.

The world is dark and fearsome
and stranger evil I know is to come.
We need the mighty and righteous,
to awaken and fight the thriving darkness.

A Little Girl

A little girl cries herself to sleep.

All she wants is a family.

She’s been a good girl but it doesn’t work.

All she’s learned is how to hurt.

This is the only life to be.

That’s all she can seem to see.

It breaks my heart that a little girl is all alone 

when all she needs is a healthy home.

A young girl is ready to leave.

What new pain will this life bring?

Yesterday wasn’t a good day.

Tomorrow will just be the same.

If I could just some how let her know

the power of holding on to hope,

the strength of opening up your heart

and not focusing on it falling a part.