"For the Others" By: Samuel James

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

A foster boy's ill fated relationship with his parents.

For The Others:

Monday I achieved nothing.

No new thoughts, no new friends, no accomplishments

Only a frustrated set of parents who couldn’t, wouldn’t believe in me

 

Tuesday I ran away

My heart unsure, my legs unsteady, my soul in desperate need to escape

My past ready to be unknown once more

 

Wednesday the news reported my missing

Claiming they wanted me back

But they were just hunters without prey

 

Thursday my emotions, my thoughts and ideas ran wild

I lived for myself and no one else

Open skies and winding roads welcomed my company

 

Friday reality was my defeat

That in fact my departure was their victory

There would be more that would suffer under their roof

 

Saturday I freed the unborn others

In the middle of the night with two quick cuts

They would never raise another

 

Sunday I freed myself and discovered 


Submitted: December 25, 2014

© Copyright 2021 Samuel James. All rights reserved.

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