There was silence

Only a beating heart

A gasp

For life

The beating heart pounded

In the dark night

The escape

Set her free

From all her pain

All the misery

She finally fled


Her heart had bled

A freedom she had never

Felt before

Now alone in the night

But not alone in her heart

She always knew she would survive

From the aching madness

The prison she left behind

Long bored with her

He wouldn't try finding her again

His monster deeply hidden

She broke through the trees

Through the clouds

Finally saw a glimmer of light

Of the hope she was meant

To see

No more days

Dark as night

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Quite an image you painted. blessings

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Caroline .. I have missed your posts .. i love this .. great imagery and expression ..

Michael ..

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Wow! Awesome, Caroline. I love reading your poems! Thank you! Thank you! up+

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

Caroline.. this was darkly poetic I love it :)

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Senoritaa 3 years ago

Nice ray of hope throughout.. Good one Caroline!

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

I tried to apply it. Battered wives, abused children, those poor ladies kidnapped, and it applied to all. A truly universal poem of tragedy, yet hope. Thank you.

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SubRon7 3 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Beautiful work, Caroline, the picture and words both!

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sweethearts2 3 years ago from Northwest Indiana

A song of courage emontionally and physically. Beautiful

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. There is always hope after the dark goes away.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

this imagery is not only seen - but felt! Awesome poem, Caroline!

This inspired me, thank you!


hope you stop by my blog one day! It's a short trip, and hopefully - worth it!

have a great weekend my friend~!

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice work with great imagery.

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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Agreeing with all of the above, this fits so many situations in our headlines and in the darkness where abused women live.

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ahorseback 3 years ago

I love verse that I can see !......++++

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Very vivid, almost haunting!

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ALUR 3 years ago from USA

Such depth from the heart. You are able to pull the reader into the journey towards the light. THe key to maintaining "light" is to not look back.

You're welcome to read/rate my hubs as well and find much similarity

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Caroline...Welcome back....

Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Caroline,

"Now alone in the night

But not alone in her heart"

Beautiful and inspirational. I see the heart as a light that gets us through the dark times.

Voted up and sharing

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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Few things can keep a person alive. Hope for better things or hope for change somehow. Hope for anything can be more welcome than the battle the person in this hub experienced. Your words need to be said and this needs to be told. I admire your honesty and passion here.

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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

The tale hinted at in this poem is a frightful one, and as said above, one that needs to be told. Agreeing with Astra Nomik.

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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Mhatter thank you for stopping by. :)

Michael thank you. I have missed your hubs too. I will stop by soon. :)

Brtbell thank you! :)

Frank thank you. :)

Senoritaa thank you. :)

Eric thank you. :)

Jim thank you. :)

Sweethearts thank you. :)

Gypsy thank you. :)

Leslie thank you I will definitely stop by. My schedule has been hectic but I love your work and will stop by soon. :)

Wayne thank you. :)

XStatic thank you. :)

Ahorseback thank you. :)

Shanmarie thank you. :)

Alur thank you I will stop by. :)

Ruby thank you I have missed you. :)

Sueswan thank you dear friend. :)

Astra thank you for your touching comment. :)

XStatic thank you again for your thoughtful words. :)

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