Scared to Touch the Water

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

When you're too scared to help someone, what do you do?

You hear the screams

You cover your ears

You're scared and crying

You want to help

But you don't

You only worry that you'll get hurt

You fight yourself

Tearing yourself apart

You fool

You coward

It's over now

And you didn't help

They're bruised and beaten

You try to comfort them

They don't want comfort

They sit silently

Tears streaming from their eyes

You ask yourself

Why didn't you help?

Now you sit behind the eyes of the offender

Blade in hand

You take a stand

Now they no longer will


Submitted: November 30, 2011

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LTskittles125

wow this is a very well written and lovely poem! great job. i felt the emotion in this poem

Fri, December 2nd, 2011 3:12am

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thank you

Thu, December 1st, 2011 8:20pm

Ian Dawn

The unknown with you is big isnt it and teh twist at teh end is engrosing. Your work is so unique the way you furiously capture the reader from start to end.

Sat, December 3rd, 2011 6:27am

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thank you your comments mean so much

Mon, December 5th, 2011 3:41pm

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