and lost in thought


It was much later during the night,

I saw her sliding from the bed,

and dropping to the floor,

her eyes shut tight,

and I was seeing red,

wanting to rush for the door,

but I stayed there instead,

her head thrown back,

far to the right,

I participated in that vicious attack,

but she didn’t put up a fight,

deep down I felt an empty hole,

and her death burned into my soul,

so that I could hardly stand it,

on the bedroom carpet I would just sit,

her body trapped in death,

and I was laughing low under my breath,

when I looked at her lifeless body,

I knew someday I’d be caught,

she was just there as if transfixed

and lost in thought,

her tears were gone without a trace,

and the fear gone from her face,

unaware, lost,

but perhaps in a much better place.

© 2011 Frank Atanacio

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

Another beauty Frank, great poem ! I heard someone said they were too sad , too much of anything is not good , but there is not enough of these, give thanks .

You are gifted to capture them and bring them to us , happy it's you some one that I have the pleasure to meet.

Blessings..


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

May her soul rest in peace. Amen!


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

I too hope she rests in peace. vote you up my friend.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Sky. Vin and Joyce for stopping by :)


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Moms-Secret 4 years ago from Central Florida

self-evaluation and acceptance of the way we are are not traits that are reserved only for the sane are they?

There is power in being sure of who/how you are. He knows, embraces, and celebrates it. He doesn't sound the least bit unsure or doubtful. Great character build. Dangerous.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

very good comment moms... thank you sweetie

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