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Stolen gravity

She had eyes evoking dread behind the lies and smiles
Into the two minds of what would be two separate demeanor's
The cries from the past forced upward to the front
I detested her for what she did
The assaults continuous and degrading
The vile devil had reached her soul
Black into the night with nails spiting from her tongue
How could she? 
Could she? God why?
Didn’t she see I was dieing inside
No place to hide, no place to hide
She found me even in my weakest state
Exhausting my self worth
The pulverizing me into tiny pieces 
The daily beatings that seem to never end
There wasn’t a place that didn’t hurt on my body
Sometimes I played dead just to stop the assaults
I know the black bird is coming I can see him now 
“Help me, help me” “just stay still” 
Maybe she’ll think she has won and my breath has stopped 
No not chance hatred filled her heart of stone  
The dreadful things she spouted from her ugly soul 
My mind was bleeding pouring out into my hands
This small helpless child shaking for fear of her next move
Although I didn’t know it then as I do now
She was living in her own hell
Living out the pitiful past that was given to her
She could change what she was taught
But still how I grew resentful of her and her mouth of fire
To this day there are many people I ‘ve never told
How a whispered a sigh when her casket was closet  

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  1. Date: 5/22/2010 5:10:00 AM
    Sad but beautiful...

  1. Date: 4/15/2010 1:14:00 PM
    This is so sad and many little children experience this and these emotions, they last a lifetime..glad the abuse ended when she finally found some peace..Great job....Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 8:38:00 PM
    It is fine poem stuffed with emotions and sentiments. I enjoyed it

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 7:18:00 PM
    I sense a strong emotion in this write, nice one!

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 7:09:00 PM
    So heartbreaking and an extremely wonderful write. I too hope it wasn't to you. Even witinessing it is just the same, I know. Thank you for sharing. Caryl

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 6:57:00 PM
    Powerful words of frightful childhood memories, Laura! (I'm hoping this wasn't your own experience, your own pain....too awful for words) It speaks for children everywhere who have been abused. So sad! There are no excuses for such cruelty. Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 6:20:00 PM
    Powerful and intense Laura.. it was a deep read in every line.. wonderful use of the free verse form... good luck with your new contest...luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 4/14/2010 5:38:00 PM
    Interesting write in this one...Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara