Live Through This – for Prompt 50 Grim Determination

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Live through this
Life under your microscope
Dull tones ringing silence
A sigh of lost regret
I try then to forget
Each day I awoke to just sunlight
Set to expose

Live through this
The madness of the drama queen’s
Last turn upon the stage
A glance and haunting smile
I try to reconcile
This with secrets too well hidden
So deep inside

Live through this
A patterned awful net of years
Spread out like death’s web
In the depths of December
I try to yet remember
The smile that opened this dread door
So very long ago

I lived through this
Your threat of harm or worse
A cursed dance with death
Alone, or now it seems
I tried then to redeem
Harassment with a beaten heart
Bleeding out upon the floor

In the end there’s only this
From your fetid traitor’s kiss
When only fear could give you bliss
I lived through this….

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All rights Reserved

A poem from the point of view of a stalking victim, for mindlovemisery’s prompt at: http://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2014/04/06/prompt-50-grim-determination/

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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14 Responses to Live Through This – for Prompt 50 Grim Determination

  1. Excellent work Helen the repetition in this is extremely effective, such a gripping and ominous poem love the triumph at the end

  2. Completely agree with Yves… the repetition adds into the sense of betrayal, of pain and survival. Wonderful. 🙂

  3. Helen – amazing, those last 2 verses – my favourite lines –
    A cursed dance with death
    Alone, or now it seems
    I tried then to redeem
    Harassment with a beaten heart
    Bleeding out upon the floor
    Absolutely wonderful!

  4. nessa1313 says:

    That last stanza is scary.

  5. Skye says:

    Wow! Helen…this was so intense. Loved it….and yes, that last stanza was gripping. 🙂 Well done!!

  6. One can actually feel the “hold” this has…very powerful.

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