Let Me Sleep Away

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
About a abusive father, pushing the mother towards suicide. Driving the daughter crazy, who eventually goes 'after' her mother.

Submitted: July 28, 2013

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(For a contest :P )

When I was younger--

I saw my mommy cry...

and curse at him...

He broke her heart--

and I watched as she tried to reassmble it.

And that's the day I swore...

I'd never let him forget, again...

And that's the night, that I promised...

I'd never believe in love--

because it does not exist.

 

Later that night, she took a bottle of pills.

And cried herself deep to sleep...

Even in my dreams, I could feel her start to weep...

Hearing the words...

'Just let me sleep this away...'

And that was the morning--

I watched the men carry her far away.

And they say...I can't go with you.

I can't stay with you...but I'll miss you...

But these feet can't bring me with you...

But It's how the story goes.

And It's out of my control...

But I've got to find other way...

To make it alone...

Or keep a straight face.

And maybe I will see you when I'm gone.

And maybe time--

Time will prove me wrong.

I can't tell the stars from the downtown lights...

Sirens waving through the streets...

Did mommy miss my call?

And now I know, I can't fix what I've done..

I start to shake--

and begin to cry.

My eyes...won't dry.

"...Just....

...Let...

...Me...

...Sleep...

...This...

...Away..."

 

 


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