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Captive

The memory of your warm kisses embraces my fear
As I lay in this huge bed, in the middle of nowhere
Crashing surf calms me as I try to close my eyes to sleep
But anxiety grips me, I cannot settle, my fear too deep

I cannot remember why and or how I got here in this bed
I hear footsteps coming closer, louder as I feel more dread 
My head feels fuzzy, my tongue thick, my body is sore and lame
As the bedroom door opens, I hear the monster call out my name

He comes to the bed, wearing a white coat, with a large syringe in his hands
I cannot lift my arms or legs, I am bound to the bed, with metal bands
I start to scream as he gets closer and puts the syringe into my arm
He tells me I will be fine, this medication will help me and cause no harm

He tells me I could have died yesterday after jumping off that cliff
A local fisherman saw me jump while he was fishing from his skiff
I was then rescued and brought to this private seaside sanitarium
I am being treated here, due to being suicidal with some mild delirium

I scream and tell him I will call the police if he doesn't let me go
He tells me the police brought me here, and that is all I need to know
I tell him he is lying, keeping me captive, and I need to call home
He tells me my husband died yesterday as he reaches for his phone

I am starting to remember that call yesterday and police coming to my door
I was told the news my husband was killed in an accident as I fell to the floor
I then remember walking to the edge of that cliff, feeling grief-stricken pain
Now as I lay here, I wonder, will I ever leave, or will captive I remain?


10/5/19

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Sponsor: Emile Pinet

(Rhymes were checked with rhymezone)







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Date: 10/6/2019 7:05:00 AM
I think you may have captured a person's feelings perfectly. What an amazing yet sad story you wove. A best for sure.
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Tania Kitchin
Date: 10/6/2019 7:41:00 AM
Thank you Jeanne! :)