Bad Influence

Emotion Hidden Deep Down

Emotion Hidden Deep Down (Photo credit: Megyarsh)

I was so quiet and secure
No passion troubled me
Perhaps lived hidden and obscure
Just the way that it should be
You were wild and unpredictable
And yet you looked at me
You looked at me

I sought not to possess or own
Comfortable in my skin
And while some sins I might atone
No guilt traversed within
You seemed at first exotic, kind
Not bathed in blood and sin
In blood and sin

I strayed so far within my mind
Different person I became
And you grew cool, no longer kind
More infamy than fame
Bad influence, too late I saw
So caught within your game
Within your game

Emerged at last from this travail
I barely know my face
I’ve journeyed far, too many miles
To some forsaken place
Your mark upon me but a scar
Of gentleness no trace
No trace

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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16 Responses to Bad Influence

  1. I know this all too well xxx

  2. Helen, if you only knew how this speaks to me…”You seemed at first exotic,kind.” “Your mark upon me but a scar Of gentleness no trace No trace.”

    In tears,I say thank you for putting into words what my heart cannot seem to let my hands write……Love you, Sis.

  3. annotating60 says:

    Truly filled with a power behind it.>KB

  4. Brian Hughes says:

    You don’t half pick ’em.

  5. I have been there and it is not a place I ever wish to be again, Fabulous writing Helen =)

  6. drgnflygrrl says:

    You unfailingly find the most incredible ways of speaking to the deepest darkest corners of the human heart. Once again, I truly love your writing. ❤

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