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Poetry By: A Stranger

PLease read, this piece is its own summary.

Submitted:Jan 20, 2007    Reads: 142    Comments: 3    Likes: 0   

The sky is black as pitch

a foreshadow of evil

thunder rumbles as lightning

like instantaneous tears appear then vanish

she cringes unknowingly, it approaches

The day is gorgeous, sky of sapphire

the sounds of birds and gentle breeze hypnotic

to one observing, she is off on some daydream

swaying slowly on the old tire swing

The pit of her stomach wrenches

as anxiety grows,

Fear sets in

her mouth begins to dry

and tears well in her eyes

whispering " No... stay away"

The tranquility of this utopia

is broken by a vehicle disturbing a Western rock garden

the unmistakable ding, ding, ding of keys

left in the ignition and a car door slammed

can be heard

Little hairs on her neck and back rise

like the fur of a frightened cat

her lips trremble

her face goes pale

the first sounds of its approach

fear has become her master

Footsteps across gravel

muffled thudding, labored breathing

from someone unaccustomed to

any length of physical exertion

Breath, hot, rasping, foul

choking her, stifling any cry

legs numb, she waits unmoving

a calloused hand grazes her shoulder

skin shreds

leaving in its wake

remnants of a shattered soul

Startled by the touch

torn from thought

a smile born of surprise

creasing her face

as she greets it...

"Hi daddy!"


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