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The Road To Peace- part two

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Below is the poem entitled The Road To Peace- part two which was written by poet Tamra Craft. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Road To Peace- part two

When I preyed to you to save me, you laughed
When I prayed to god, I was ignored as well.
So I learned that I would always be alone in this world.
Every day filled with secrets I could never tell.

At ten I could drink your friends under the table.
I was barely afraid of what would happen in the dark.
I knew you were too drunk to hear me scream
And afterwards you refused to acknowledge my marks.

So I stopped trying to fight, I didn’t make a noise.
Because they would hit me less if I was quiet.
Soon I was filled with your same need to escape.
Every day I was on a search to find it.

If it promised oblivion, that was all I asked.
I immediately consumed it and waited for release.
But every time it wore off, I’d find myself there again
Always exhausted by my daily search for peace.

At first I misconstrued it for trying to get away from myself
Until one day I realized I was really running from you.
The spread of your fourth stage cancer of hatred and malice
And your unrelenting cycle of cruelty and abuse.

Your perpetual blame laid on me for your own mistakes
Finally had succeeded in taking its toll.
Years of fending for myself, succumbing to weakness
Had blackened my once pure soul.

For you I could harbor nothing but contempt, disgust.
The same lack of empathy you showed your own child.
I saw that you were at fault for my years of torment.
I made your rage, hatred, disregard appear mild.

I could never give you a strong enough taste.
All I wanted was for you to feel my Rapture.
You tried to silence me once again, tried to lock me up
But I wasn’t weak anymore and I refused to be captured.

I left you to your misery, I relished the fact
That leaving you with no one to catch you next time you fell
Was the most pain I could ever wish to conflict you with
Because then you would finally have to face your self.


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  1. Date: 4/29/2009 11:35:00 AM
    COngrats Tamra on being featured this week...Raul

  1. Date: 4/29/2009 11:11:00 AM
    Sad reality for far too many. Congratulations on having your poem featured. Wishing you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 10:58:00 AM
    Tamra, congrats on having your poem featured this week!!!!!!

  1. Date: 4/28/2009 6:37:00 AM
    Tamra my friend, congrats on your featured peom this week.Ernilando

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 8:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Tamra on your emotional write being featured. Keep writing. Vince

  1. Date: 4/27/2009 3:47:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week. May you have many more. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/26/2009 5:42:00 PM
    Such honest emotion in this well written poem. Congratulations on having it featured this week! ~ Carrie