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I remember a day, when I was miles away
and he hit you a little too hard.
I remember my fear, running rampant like tears,
down my cheeks and leaving me helpless.
I remember I cried, like my heart had just died
As my grip on the phone went slack.
I wanted so bad to keep you safe from your dad
But I couldn't help even myself.
You wanted to end it, but I swore to defend it
Yet it seems to have been a lost cause
I remember you crying and bleeding and dying
And all I could do was just whisper
I promise I'll listen but the human condition
Is not meant to consist of that pain
He's crossed another line, and this time it's not "fine"
Can I win or will my voice be lost?
You've been walking around, kept your head off of the ground
For too many years all alone
I've been trying to tell you, trying hard to compel you
To stand up and fight in this war.
You swear that you need him, that no other can be him
but without you no channel for change.
And as happy as you seem, I know I have to intervene
Because without you I don't know how I'd Survive
Oftentimes I wonder if it's easier to suffer
Than to watch the ones you love, feel like you do.
© 2017 Isabella Allred