ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Countdown

Updated on September 19, 2015
Source

One finger

Fear has settled

Eyes open, pleading

Help

Her lips begin to tremble

The bed soft underneath her

Hair falls to the pillowcase

All around, everything falls

All around

Nowhere is she safe

Her mind begins to frantically search

Wondering how?

Wondering what wishes she could make

To keep evil sound

Sleep

To keep it at bay

Instead of being drowned in its dark waters

With each passing day

There is no air and yet

Her hair sways

Almost hypnotizing

Almost enough to take her away

But that's when

Two fingers creep

Confirmation settles

What little love had blossomed

Now blows away

Like wilted petals

Paralyzed, she prays

Asks God why

But there is no answer

No sound

Only silence

Overwhelming silence

In which her ears drown

Defiance

She swears not to cry

Feels even more helpless when

The tears run down her cheeks and dry

Didn't want to give in

To lose control

Until

Three fingers pressing

Cold

The room grows too tight and

Suddenly, to be far away seems

So refreshing, so light

Instead of silence

Words glazed in poison hit her

Her vision grows hazy

Sights around too much to take

Pressure builds but

There is no panic

She has no fight

For her minds as numb as the

Bottle of Xanax she vows to take

If she makes it through this night

If she can survive

It's only when

Four fingers

Does she wonder if this time

She'll make it out alive

She blocks out noise

Blocks out her surroundings

Instead, she hears a river and

She's floating

No longer drowning

The color green sweeps across her eyes and

Suddenly

Her head feels like a balloon

So she flies to somewhere serene

Her body is afloat on

A bed of dreams

Calmness overtakes and finally

Five fingers come

She is snapped back to reality

Her escape broken

All she she sees now is that

Five fingers are grabbing

Her throat,

Choking

Her face feels ready to burst

She deserves this, he tells her,

She is bad

Filthy, stupid, a curse

But worse

Is the lack of air

No breath

She can't go on much longer

Her body's suffocating

So close to death

He spits on her,

His smile twisted

Her chest is empty

She longs to perhaps visit

Somewhere other than

Being strangled

Five fingers let go and

She gasps to breathe

Only to choke on the air

Desperately heaving for relief

Desperately aching for a release

For an escape

Until the door opens

A stranger breaks

Asking if everything is okay

She knows the situation

Knows to him she must depend

So she raises

One finger

A smile of pretend

And the door closes

Cycle continuing again

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)