That Mistake, These Regret

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That Mistake, These Regret

Status: Finished

That Mistake, These Regret

Poem by: iola ried

Genre: Poetry

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Poem by: iola ried

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Genre: Poetry

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Summary

How could this happen to me?
I've made my mistakes
Got nowhere to run
The night goes on and I'm fading away...

Summary

How could this happen to me?
I've made my mistakes
Got nowhere to run
The night goes on and I'm fading away...

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Submitted: May 05, 2012

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Submitted: May 05, 2012

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That Mistake, These Regrets

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A chilly wind attacks the window panes

Outside on the street it silently rains

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A scrawny figure sits perched on the window seat

With nothing but a sheet to provide her heat

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Her hair is limp, her eyes bloodshot

She looks as though shes begun to rot

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Silver scars mark her thin arms

Long gone is her youthful charm

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Her body rocks back and forth in muted prayer

In her arms she holds a dark-hair, light-eyed toddler

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Night painfully fades, morning eventually arrives

Still she sits and waits, as though for the dead to rise

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At 7 am his key scrapes the lock, a hooded figure stumbles in

And with him the dirty stench of alcohol from his skin

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He mumbles an apology and gestures for an embrace

Looking away, she hides the disgust from her face

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Shrugging absently, he collapses onto the mattress

Fueling her hatred, she's driven by madness

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What happened to their bright future?

When did life become so sour, so bitter?

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He promised her security and a home

Didn't mention the nights when he would roam

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She left everything; her family and friends

To be with him, their love to defend

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She lost everything, hope and belief

Her life she lives, choking in grief


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