Adopted by these words

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 14:22 -- madz


United States

Sitting by myself

Daddy’s crying in the corner

Mommy left us behind

But I have to be a strong little soldier


Feeling abandoned not just by her

But by the tears I try to hide

How can I stand tall

 If what I trusted crumbled into lies?


Eyes forward

Straight into the collision

Those who tried to come close to me

I made sure to keep my distance


Drowning myself with the quietness

I have come to learn

 That with just this blank sheet and my mind

I could fathom a whole world from words


Aligning my emotions

With the tip of the pencil

As each word filled a space

I realized I myself was essential


Taking away the thoughts before me

As I would these lead shavings

Replacing my outlet with poetry

And not abandon it like my mom did

This poem is about: 
My family


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