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and lost in thought

Updated on August 21, 2013

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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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      very good comment moms... thank you sweetie

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      Lissette 5 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 5 years ago from Shelton

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

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

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

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      May her soul rest in peace. Amen!

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      Sky9106 6 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.