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Life Beyond You

Life Beyond You. At the core of my heart, where the air is cool And the pieces formed have slowly parted, Lies the innocence used as your only tool Since the day when your hunger started. I remember the day our lives began, Cocooned in a silver cloud, But I knew I was right when I turned and ran, Our dreams, burned in a shroud. I tried to think what I did wrong Or whether it was even me, But your hate was as fierce as the day is long- The day when you set me free. A blow to the head would have been quite tough Or a bullet through the chest, But the way you killed me was just enough To lay me down to rest. How clever you were! I remember thinking When you dismissed every word that they said, But the evidence was clear, and your life was sinking, Whilst I slept silent in an eternal bed. But as I watch you now, with your head held high Smothering your face in a grin, I make my way forward with a smile and a sigh And I know you cannot win. For I know your greatest fear of all Of which you cannot see. Your life, my dear, is due to fall, And waiting there is me.

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  1. Date: 4/25/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Hi Jessica chilling write but nice that you put it together so well touched me deeply

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 10:55:00 AM
    Thank you so much for your comments so far! I created this poem with the theme of "domestic violence" in mind but as I was writing it I realised that it could in fact be interpreted in many ways such as the break up of a relationship. I hope you enjoy reading it and I will make sure to comment on your poems as well- Jessica

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 10:33:00 AM
    ooh. nice write. the end is chilling and you have a great flow throughout this, as well as a great voice. love it! welcome to the soup!

  1. Date: 11/27/2011 5:35:00 PM
    This sounds like a scene from the movie KILL BILL. Good poem- JH

  1. Date: 11/26/2011 3:40:00 PM
    Very interesting piece you have put together here. Many ways to see this. Michael