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Hopelessly Alone

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Hopelessly Alone

The floor creaks in the hall,
Bringing closer to me the thing 
I dread most of all.

He is always there in the 
doorway when darkness 
appears.
My screams, he makes sure 
nobody hears.

He takes what he wants, and 
than shoves me aside.
And I'm left alone in my room 
just to cry.

I know that he hears me, 
sobbing in the middle of the 
night.
But he pretends to not notice, 
and acts normal in daylight.

Nobody knows what he does to 
me when he can.
Everyone thinks of him as an 
amazing man.

They can not see the demon 
that is hid behind the mask.
It hurts to know that no one 
cares, daily life is such a hard 
task.

Making life seem right when 
everythings wrong,
Is what he makes me do, but I 
must go along.

With every no that I tell him, 
and every mistake that I make,
He has his revenge. More of 
me he breaks.

Mind, soul, and body he makes 
sure to inhabbit.
Every part of my life, he must 
have it.

Maybe one day the mask will 
be ripped from his wretched 
face,
But for now I can only sit 
back, let him take all control, 
and stare into space..

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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 3:16:00 PM

    Gripping piece. Very well written. Had me from the first line.

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 12:44:00 PM

    really moving and emotionally written piece Ashley. .. so well described and heartbreaking was close to tears reading this and that doesn't happen to me often. x