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She sits alone 
She draws her knees up to her shoulders, hugging them tightly
She shivers in the icy wind 
Her teeth chatter and the stream of tears from her eyes, sting her cheeks 
As she lifts her head towards the heavens, 
Her eyes burn with pain and her piercing scream, barely human, expresses her Excruciating 
suffering and anguish

She is gripped by immense sorrow, the most powerful and destructive emotion
It roughly envelopes her, throwing her into a pit of darkness, filled with evil shadows
The shadows claw at her, ripping into her flesh like daggers
She shakes violently, tasting blood as she bites down hard on her bottom lip
But she feels no pain, her body is numb, numbed by the demons of sorrow, who, 
Are slowly overpowering her, devouring her heart 
And locking her in an eternal web of pain

She is engulfed by fear as the intense sorrow surrounding her, compresses her
She gasps for air as the merciless hands of sorrow close around her throat
She fights in her lonely vacuum, with everything she has
She reaches for her only comfort, her fingers coil around the blade
As she stretches her arms out in front of her, her void eyes gaze upon her pale skin
Her skin is etched with scars
Her scars an eternal, entwined, tattoo of her excruciating suffering
As she runs the jagged blade over her skin, its cold feel calms her
The compressing sorrow surrenders
This is her saviour, the one who can release her from this life of pure hell
Her skin begins to open, the river of blood flowing strong
Her pain is flung into the open, through her wounds, 
Leaving a sense of tranquility in her distraught heart

Her red stained fingertips caress her raw wounds
She is mesmorised by the life force flowing from her, as it paints 
Her tragic story on her body
Painful tears bleed from her eyes as regret shudders through her
She rocks backwards and forwards, lulling herself into a sense of peace
Her body is drained
As she lies back she becomes limp
Her eyes close and her whispered prayers fill the open air,
Creating the painful melody her heart sings
As she slips away

Thunder roars and the starry heavens open 
As God’s tears rain over His beloved daughter, 
Healing her wounds and piecing her broken soul back together
As the sun rises above her, 
It illuminates her peaceful expression
Her earthly father collapses besides her
His silent tears wash over her beautiful, pale face
As he lifts his dead child in his arms, 
Vicious sorrow rips his heart apart, 
Creating wounds which will never heal

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2011

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Pain is indescribable
It strives to devour every inch of you
And it has no mercy

Pain is a monster
Living inside you
Eating you alive

Pain is a wild raging fire
Engulfing every part of you
Burning a hole in your heart

Pain leaves you expressionless
It’s what makes your tears bitter
It’s what makes you bleed inside

It wants your world to collapse
It’s what makes you fall apart
It’s what leaves you hopeless

Pain is a journey
A very cruel and difficult journey
But one that I am taking with you

I am with you every step you take
Not to guide you
But to live this nightmare with you

Your pain is like carrying the world on your shoulders
And nothing can take it away
But I will take your hand and help you carry it

Pain creates the most terrible wounds
But in time they will heal, leaving painful scars
But also beautiful memories

It feels like your life has fallen to pieces
But pure love will piece it back together
God’s love

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2010

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Something is wrong
The eerie silence sends shivers up my spine
I smell danger
But I am fearless

Out of the corner of my eye I see them
We need to act fast
I tell you to run
And don’t stop

I run for my life
I realize you’re no longer with me
I turn back
Determined to fight for you

I run as silently as I can
Adrenalin pumping through my veins
I see you lying there unconscious and bleeding
My eyes burn with anger

I take my chance
I need to save you
I try to fight them off around you
I pick you up and run

The weight of your body in my arms is exhausting
My body is weak but I don’t stop running
Gun shots are fired in the background
I drop to my knees wounded

I must get you to safety
I drag you and hide you as best I can
I try to run away, more shots are fired
I collapse with agonizing pain, everything is a blur

In my final moments I hear sirens, running footsteps
Now I know you are safe
I drift into a deep sleep
Never to wake up again

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2010

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A special acrostic for Karen

Kaleidoscopic colours of your affectionate heart paint the
Awe-inspiring rainbows across my world
Raising my broken spirits, instilling hope in my damaged heart,
Enveloping my fragile form with pure love and
Nourishing my soul with such passion and care-reforming the withered corpse within me, into a beautiful new life


Mrs Pilkington

I cannot put into words what I would like to say to you. You have touched 
my life in so many ways and I will never be able to thank you enough for 
what you have done for me. Your constant support, encouragement and the 
amazing love and compassion that you have shown me, inspires me to live each 
day to the fullest. I am incredibly blessed to have you in my life. You are extremely special to me!

Tons of love
Amy, xxx

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2010

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As I write this
My cheeks glisten,
With tears of happiness and tranquility
A smile on my face

Inside I had collapsed
I reached out for the last time
And you took my hand
Holding on tightly, determined to fight with me

The warmth of your nature began to fight my sadness instantly
Love and tenderness sparkling through your eyes
Your heartfelt smile a silent expression of care
And absolute understanding

Your words have created a magical symphony
A symphony of compassion and love
Causing my enemy, pain to surrender
And burying my will for self destruction

Your perseverance and ceaseless time
Have drawn out my whirlwind of emotions
And your guidance,
Has painted a rainbow of hope in my life

My emotions had destroyed me
The creators of the dead, desolate winter inside me
But by the touch of your life on mine
My heart and life saw the first blossoms of spring

You are the reason for the beginning of my gradual transition
From the fragile wings of a butterfly
To the stable wings of an eagle,
Soaring through life with a purpose

My journey with you has been life changing
Your constant support and encouragement have become my inspiration
My inspiration to really live
For this, I can never thank you enough

You are truly an amazing blessing in my life
As I carve your name into my heart with love,
I realize that I have been touched by the grace of God
Through a very special angel,


Ms van Rensburg

Words cannot describe how much you have done for me and truly what a blessing it is to 
have you in my life. You have helped me in so many ways and have really made my life 
worthwhile again. You have instilled so much in me, and because of you, I am a better 
person. Thank you for your time, support, guidance and absolute understanding. I hope this 
poem gives you some idea on the magnitude of the difference which you have made in my 
life. You are so incredibly special to me!

Tons of love
Amy, xxx

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2010

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Forged Unity

The blind self righteous scald dreams
The rotting of robotic conformists
Shadowing every new dawn
Weaving the web of lies snaking around the necks of the sentenced
The punishment of invisibility
A life confined to the masks of the ball

While the truth overwhelms
Alive in the hearts of the condemned
Shrunken beneath the shadows
The intensity of their happiness hidden
Their secret suffering in shrouds
As they are painted grey
The truth in their eyes removed
And shackled to the lines of society
Marching the imperceptible boxed walls

It is melancholic march of the heart wrenched
The unjustified price in avoidance of the public hanging
At the revealing of our truth

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2014

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I sit in wait
The barren walls enclose me like a cage
The eyes watching penetrate through me
I wait for the judge’s verdict

I start to sweat
The handcuffs chafe my wrists
Then the words echo inside me
Guilty, Death Penalty

As I walk I pray
Prayers, for forgiveness
I am unable to face my family
I am a monster

I understand I need to pay for what I have done 
Silently I cry,
Tears of disappointment
Disappointment in myself

I stand there shaking
The rope around my neck
I stare at the doors below
I am a dead man

My heart races
One, two, three
My life flashes before my eyes

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2010

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Life is filled with God’s beauty
The everyday beauty which surrounds us
And the pure beauties in a friend like you

The warmth in your smile
The compassion in your eyes
The invisible wings on your back

God’s angels surround us
An angel for each one of us
Invisible only to our lack of faith

The purity of God’s character is portrayed through friendship
Painting a masterpiece of angels
Composing a symphony of love

Every life is a portrait of God Himself
But those with wings are a constant echo of His love
Those like you

You reached out to me
Touched my heart and took my hand
Entwining our lives forever

The path through life is one I could never walk without you
You have touched my life in so many ways
My angel and best friend

The bond created is indescribable
Your meaning to me is unexplainable
But without you I would be nothing

As life fades to dust
Forever in my heart you shall remain
Our unbreakable friendship everlasting
Trough our words and memories
We will dance hand in hand for all eternity


This is an extremely special poem for someone who means the world to me. Simone 
Jenneke, it is a blessing to have you in my life. I could never have asked for a better friend. 
You give my life meaning and hope. Thank you for who you are and for what you have done 
for me. Without you, life would not be worth living. I love you more than you could ever 

Tons of love,
Amy, xxx

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2010

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Death stole my dad

At the breaking of the new dawn
Where the hopeful golden glow melts the dew
A sleepy world awakens to the brightened new dawn of life
But at the striking of that aged light
Where the anguished reddened heat squanders dew
I die a thousand deaths
Knowing that tomorrow I will die a thousand more
And every day thereafter as the sands of my hour glass quickly trickle with each sighing breath

A path once known now wisps of smoke
A path once comforted by the soft colours of a palette of petals
Now shrouded in jagged sculptures of flesh and blood and soul
A path upon which defiant footprints once spoke loudly of living
Now a path imprinted with the silent screams of a ragged form, noosed 
And brutally dragged in death’s merciless dark wake

A spirit once free
Now sentenced and shackled to the imperceptible chains of pain
Hands still young now wrinkled with the hauntings of death’s cold pallor
Arms once strong now weakened at the remembrance of the weight of the lost
And a face unrecognisable masked by raging war
Mirroring an imploding core 

The day’s heat savages the charred flesh stretched over decrepit bones
The hollow cavity where a heart once beat humming the melancholy call for the pieces of its once whole inhabitant
A yearning soul’s agonising pleas falling on deaf ears
In frantic search of the fast fading, scarred scattered remains
Of what once was
And what will never again be

And as the day breathes its final breath and the orange glow begins to sink, a silky cloak with glistening jewels envelopes the world in peace
But with the rise of the cause of the pained wolf howl
The shadow of the demonic orb of devastation descends
Its arms outstretched, spreading suffocation
Its spindly blood drenched fingers piercing that empty hollow where a heart once beat

And as my broken barely human form turns, collapsing to my knees into fading air, where familiar loving arms once stood tall
Now unjustly only dust in the pine box cradled between my palms
The fires of my hell encircle me
And falling ashes rain upon me as the heavens mourn you falling asleep
Another of death’s cruelly stolen souls	
Wrenched from my fingertips-abandoning me forever

And the dawn of realisation opens its jaws and revels in the manic scream that escapes me-the echoes of my tortured soul

A soul who must remain

And there I die a thousand deaths
Knowing that tomorrow I will die a thousand more
And every night thereafter as the sands of my hour glass quickly trickle
with each sighing breath

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2014

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As I kneel beside you
My emotions are overwhelming

My anger is like a wild raging fire
My pain is eating me alive
But my sorrow, is just too much to handle

I want to fight for you, but I cannot
All I can do is watch
Watch you slip away

Your last breath is like a knife
Being plunged into my heart
A knife, I can never remove

As I hold your limp body in my arms
I cry uncontrollably
My tears washing over your cold, pale face

I collapse beside you
Drained of everything I have

I am fading with you
Except I will return
Without you

Copyright © Amy Sullivan | Year Posted 2010