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Updated on May 23, 2013
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I am an artist, designer, photographer and writer. See more of my work on cmariearts.


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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      Caroline Marie 4 years ago

      Mhatter thank you for stopping by. :)

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

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      Jim Higgins 4 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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      Cathy Nerujen 4 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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      Sueswan 4 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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Beautiful Caroline...Welcome back....

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      ALUR 4 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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      shanmarie 4 years ago

      Very vivid, almost haunting!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

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

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      Jim Higgins 4 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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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very nice work with great imagery.

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      Karen Silverman 4 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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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

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      sweethearts2 4 years ago from Northwest Indiana

      A song of courage emontionally and physically. Beautiful

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      James W. Nelson 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Beautiful work, Caroline, the picture and words both!

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      Eric Dierker 4 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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      Senoritaa 4 years ago

      Nice ray of hope throughout.. Good one Caroline!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

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

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

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

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      cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

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

      Michael ..

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Quite an image you painted. blessings