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We Didn't Listen

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We Didn't Listen

The cry from a young girl, it turned into a scream
Putting my hand over my ears, I prayed it was a dream
A voice so deep and threatening, gave a blood curdling laugh
Don’t cover your eyes up girl you are the next one in the bath.

Pulling down my fingers, I saw he held her in the bath
The terror in her eyes yet all he could do was laugh
He held her under the water, her arms and legs kicked in fear
He let her breathe for a second, saying ‘it’s your turn soon my dear.’

I could not move my legs; they were tied with a black tie
My naked body battered, I couldn’t even cry
The little girl no more than five, her screams no longer heard
He looks disappointed, my eyesight was now blurred

He hoisted me in his arms; I tried to scream so loud
He plunged me in the water; her hair covered her like a shroud
There was no room for two, her body floated there
One last bubble from her nose, the last escape of air.

My legs were tied, my arms were free, a scream through the air did rend
Was I to die and spend my end, in a bath with my dead friend?
The face of my mother hovered over me the face of my father there too
Their arms were holding out, but there was nothing they could do.

My head held down, my fingers pulled at the hair of my now dead friend
The pressure of his hand on me it was then, I knew, now was the end
Why oh why didn’t we listen we were told never to speak to strangers
The answer came too late; we never ever saw the dangers.

Contest entry. Poems to keep you awake at night.
© 3/06/2013 GG

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  1. Date: 6/13/2013 10:50:00 AM

    congrats a truly deserved winner here, love this poetry of yours Girl

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 10:07:00 AM

    Oh shucks, this is definitely a nightmare for anyone-- the horror of it all and you captured it so well here, Mandy! Congrats on your win and hugs!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 10:55:00 AM

    This is a keep awaker for sure!!

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 8:54:00 AM

    congrats on your win Mandy.....nicely done

  1. Date: 6/11/2013 4:14:00 AM

    Well done. Yikes!!! Congrats. Rick

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 6:55:00 PM

    Not only won't I sleep tonight.......I AIN'T TAKING A BATH OR A SHOWER!!! LOL !!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 2:07:00 PM

    congrats in Roy's contest............. SKAT

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 12:59:00 PM

    Congratulations on the win. I'll be posting a blog with additional comments. Cheers, Roy

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 6:48:00 AM

    shivers ran down my spine as i read this.. well written

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 2:51:00 PM

    wow your imagination (I hope) is surely displayed here,, and yes it is scary,, but as usual very well written...

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 6/5/2013 12:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, not to worry harry, Imagination told you I was weird lol xx
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 8:02:00 PM

    OMG Mandy, you make me feel chills of terror, I may have nightmare tonight, lol. Well written write! Hugs

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 6/5/2013 12:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I hope not let me tell you a story , once upon a time there was a little Girl called Cecilia, one night, lyig in bed desperate to sleep she heard the tap in the bathroom......lol xx
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 2:38:00 PM

    great title and certainly a poem to keep you awake at night! very frightening!

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 6/5/2013 12:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Ilene , sweet dreams xx
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:28:00 AM

    the sheer terror is in very word terrific imagery stupendous write Shadow gl in contest

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 6/5/2013 12:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Bless you, it scares me to think i wrote it lol xx
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:18:00 AM

    Scaryyyyikes... Very nice, Mandy... Good luck in the contest... Terry

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 6/5/2013 12:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Terry xx
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 11:16:00 AM

    Holy Creepy, Mandy! You ought to win with this one...

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 6/5/2013 12:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Caleb xx
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 10:36:00 AM

    I hardly know what to say. Powerful horrible imagery

    Tams The Golden Girl Avatar Mandy Tams The Golden Girl Date: 6/5/2013 12:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Allan, I think that is what is required so hopefully I am on the right track xx